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  • 17 June 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure, Vessels

    DEME Group is reinforcing their dredging fleet with the innovative, 8,300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ‘Meuse River’. “Building on the success of its sister ship ‘Scheldt River’, which has been a huge hit throughout Europe since its introduction, we are providing our customers with an identical, versatile and highly efficient vessel for a wide […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has received a request in conjunction with deepening the existing Rockwell Pond in Hampden, Massachusetts. The proposed work involves grading and the discharge of dredged and/or fill material into approximately 3.3 acres of the Rockwell Pond, the Scantic River and Rock-A-Dundee Brook as part of deepening […]

  • 8 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Titan LNG, in cooperation with the Port of IJmuiden and OD IJmond, successfully completed the first bunkering of LNG to the Werkendam, Van Oord’s LNG-powered crane vessel, last week. Commenting the latest news, Jippe van Eijnatten, director business development at Titan LNG, said: “This first for the Port of […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Mauritius announced today in their Budget 2019-2020 Plan that the transformation of the Port Louis Harbor through new investments, in view of expanding its role and capacity, will boost productivity and enhance competitiveness.  The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) plans to construct a breakwater to reduce downtime at the port during bad weather […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    DEME, an international group of specialized companies involved in complex marine engineering works, said in the latest release that sea trails of their newbuild 15,000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bonny River has officially started near Dawanshan Island in the South China Sea. “The technically smart designed vessel combines various innovative features, such as the […]

  • 19 April 2013

    The state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has ordered the immediate stoppage of further dredging of the Ogun River at Isheri because of its possible effect on the environment. Amosun, who gave the directive during an on-the-spot assessment of the river, affirmed that government would not fold its arms and watch some selfish individuals continue milking […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Following a press release issued this morning regarding an intended offer for Dockwise Ltd., Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announces that it has acquired approximately 4 million shares in Dockwise in the course of trading today. This shareholding represents more than 10% of the shares in Dockwise. As previously announced, HAL Investments B.V. has irrevocably committed […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Dredging Corporation of India has plunged into a deep slump over the recent period which resulted in a very poor dredging activity, if any, for its fleet. According to the Non-Executive Employees’ Union affiliated to the CITU, this has further resulted in the failure to recover huge amounts of money from clients, such as Sethusamudram […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) together with dozens of his colleagues sent a letter urging Governor Cuomo to strongly oppose the “Port Ambrose” project, a proposed deep-water port facility for liquefied natural gas, based roughly 19 miles off the New York shore. “We have worked too hard on our Sandy recovery only to see our community […]

  • 23 April 2012

    Continuing its long association with the City & County of Swansea Council (CCS), Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) have completed the first ever water injection dredging license application in Wales. Although the Marine Management Organisation in England recently decided to delay the introduction of a license requirement for water injection dredging and plough dredging for […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The island of Kerrera is set to benefit from a significant upgrade to its ferry berthing facilities, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay announced today. Around £1.7 million will be invested in the construction of a new breakwater and the extension of the slipway. The project also includes an extension to the Gallanach slipway […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has just rolled out the Cat® 304.5E2 XTC mini hydraulic excavator, their first model in the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup. Built on the E2 platform, the new machine has a skid steer coupler interface for added versatility and work tool integration. This manual coupler allows for use of compact loader tools including: general purpose […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle, held her second Flood Forum last Friday at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands to address issues around coastal flood mitigation. Local residents were able to question the relevant organizations about the safety and security of their homes. “Following the successful event last year and the […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    West Dorset District Council recently appointed Raymond Brown Construction to carry out works that will strengthen the quay walls at West Bay’s deep water berth. The project is set to begin today and will run for around 16 weeks. According to the council, normal working hours will be Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6pm, while […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    All contenders of the Dutch Maritime Awards 2018 – the highlight of the Maritime Week which is held from 10 through 17 November 2018 – have been revealed to the public, according to the organizers. One of the contenders for the “KNVTS Schip van het Jaar” award is the recently delivered trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River, […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over the next five years. This project expands an existing GLRI grant to the university for Great Lakes wetlands monitoring. “This new […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ASF Group Limited announced yesterday that their subsidiary ASF Consortium Pty has signed a co-operative development agreement with CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together on a number of international projects, including the Gold Coast Integrated Resort (GCIR) project. Subject to further execution of this agreement, ASFC and Guangzhou Dredging will […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on allegations that certain statements issued by Great Lakes regarding the Company’s operations and financial performance were false and misleading. Great Lakes engages in the […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor said that four drilling rigs, currently located at Nigg Bay, are carrying out Site Investigation Work aimed at providing further information for the Harbor Development Project. Keith Young, Aberdeen Harbor Board’s Engineering Director, explained: “The four drilling rigs will be carrying out twenty five land based boreholes. Potential construction and dredging activities in the future would be […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Wollongong City Council will soon begin work on dredging and cleaning up the two ponds in the Wollongong Botanic Garden. Council’s Curator Botanic Garden Paul Tracey said: “Council will conduct the works to improve the water quality by removing silt and creating a deeper pond. This will decrease the likelihood of algal blooms in the […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The vessels will contribute to the further modernization of Van Oord’s fleet and therefore mark the start of a new generation of dredging vessels, the company said in its release. Jaap de Jong, Staff Director of the […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan worth approximately EUR 38 million to Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority to improve the seaports’ nautical access and quay infrastructure. According to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Marek Gróbarczyk, this financial support will enable the improvement of the access infrastructure to the port, […]

  • 5 March 2012

    On February 22, ZPMC and the Port of Miami, USA signed a contract for procurements of 4 quayside container cranes. Located in southeastern Florida, USA, the Port of Miami is the first U.S. port which uses ZPMC’s port machinery products. In 1994, the Port of Miami purchased 4 Panamax quayside container cranes from ZPMC, which […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat® 320D2 GC hydraulic excavator, engineered for low operating costs, simple routine maintenance, high productivity and long-term durability. Equipped with a four-cylinder, turbocharged Cat 3054CA engine, the new model is exceptionally fuel efficient, delivering fuel savings up to  19 percent, compared with the C7.1 engine on the 320D2. This machine features […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston district is working with federal, state and local partners to minimize any potential impact that the placement of dredge material from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Causeway to Bastrop dredging project may cause to seagrass beds located in Placement Area 62 and 63.  “We appreciate the local community’s commitment […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Singapore plays host to Mr Yang Zan, Director-General of the Department of International Co-operation, Ministry of Transport, People’s Republic of China, under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Distinguished Visitors Programme (DVP) from 31 July to 2 August 2013. Mr Yang held several key roles in the Ministry of Transport before assuming his […]