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  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Japan Research Institute, accompanied by the Head of the Overseas Projects Unit of the Japanese Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports – Mr. Kosuke Fujita, recently visited the four members of the North Adriatic Ports Association (NAPA). During the meetings at the ports of Venice, Trieste, Koper and Rijeka, the delegation wanted to learn more […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    According to Executive Director Roger Guenther, the Port of Houston Authority had a tremendous year in 2014, setting records for both steel and container cargo. “The unified and collective effort of all of our stakeholders is the key to what continues to make the Port of Houston a great economic engine for not only our region, […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Now in its 4th year, the Dredging and Port Expansion Africa event, taking place from 27–29 January 2015, will be held in Durban, South Africa. “Africa’s leading event will focus on partnerships for new projects, port accessibility and congestion management will provide you with strategies on how to develop the ports and terminals and decrease […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Port Saint John, one of the major ports in the Atlantic Gateway – only an hour from the border and the US Northeast, has made great strides over the past two years with a resurgence of port activity and the attraction of some of the world’s top container shipping lines including Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    SC Ports Authority today reported container business up 12 percent in 2014, a year highlighted by strong volume growth and substantial forward progress on the harbor deepening project. In December the Port handled 141,956 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 14 percent compared to the same month last year. SCPA container volume rose to nearly 1.8 […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, was joined yesterday by Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Port Authority, to announce a major investment in key enhancements to be made at the Port of Montréal. The three main components of the project involve expanding container capacity in the […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation sent a letter yesterday to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Obama Administration to use a portion of the federal funds allocated for dredging at Oregon’s ports. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, along with Senators Ron Wyden and […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25 million extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300m of quay work includes a 125m quay extension, an upgrade of 118m of existing quay and 90m of quay wall renewal at the former […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the USACE to explore alternatives to disposal of dredged sediment in Lake Erie.  The senators called for an independent assessment to determine the practice’s impact on water quality, the ecosystem, and Ohio’s shipping industry. “While […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    This week, Grand Teton National Park advanced a riverbank restoration project to remove approximately 13 tons of old angle iron beams from the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River. Grand Teton proposed the removal of these structures in its Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan, completed in 2014. Shortly after, permits were obtained from […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, the Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois laid the foundation stone of the new DEME office building in Zwijndrecht. He also put into operation the brand-new high-tech dredging simulator. The new office building is going to be built on the premises of DEME’s head office, located on Scheldedijk in Zwijndrecht, with a surface area of 5,600 m², and […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dublin Port Company yesterday published trade statistics for 2014 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with growth year-on-year of 7.0%. Total throughput for 2014 was 31 million gross tonnes with 7,108 ship arrivals in the year, bringing the port’s activity back to the record levels of 2007. Imports in 2014 were over […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, visited Charleston District and was briefed about the work currently being undertaken on the Charleston Harbor deepening project, better known as Post 45. During the visit, he meet with Jim Newsome, President & CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority, and took a tour of the SCPA Charleston Harbor. Here are some […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford is supporting the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) new strategic innovation initiative to help protect some of Britain’s most important national infrastructure from environmental hazards. The five-year, £5m Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) will give decision-makers in areas such as energy, transport and water improved access to NERC’s world-class environmental science. […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Houston Authority plans to undertake significant infrastructure improvements in the next few years to ensure that the Port of Houston can accommodate the advent of larger vessels and increased cargo resulting from the pending Panama Canal expansion in 2016, as well as the expected future demographic growth in the region. Maintaining and improving […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Konecranes has won another order from Lomé Container Terminal SA in Lomé, Togo, this time for 10 RTGs. They will be identical to the 12 already delivered during 2014. Delivery is scheduled for end-2015 and 2016. “This new order of Konecranes RTGs for our Lomé Container Terminal is in line with our Phase 2 development of […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Now in its 4th year, Dredging and Port Expansion Africa event, taking place from 27 – 29 January 2015, will be held in Durban, South Africa. “Africa’s leading event will focus on partnerships for new projects, port accessibility and congestion management will provide you with strategies on how to develop your ports and terminals and […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 5th Edition of the Leading and Definitive International Maritime Expo in Vietnam and Indochina, INMEX Vietnam, will take place from 18-20 March 2015, at Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre (TBECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. This conference (formerly known as Maritime Vietnam) is the most comprehensive international business platform encompassing all aspects of ship building, ship repairs, shipping, […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced a financing agreement with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for the development of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). This AED 300 million ($81.6 million) agreement marks the first long-term finance solution for ADT and extends ADCB’s relationship with the terminal operator to support ADT’s ambitious growth strategy and contribute […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center today announced a milestone agreement for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project that includes a significant Port contribution to land conservation efforts along the Cooper River Corridor.  SC Ports Authority (SCPA) is partnering with Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT), Coastal […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    According to a study on Indian Ports, undertaken by the industry body Assocham and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the depth at Kolkata Port needs to be increased to 14 meters to facilitate bigger vessels. “The draft in Kolkata Port is inadequate for dealing with bigger ships, the use of which is […]

  • 25 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ‘Coasts and Marine Structures’ conference will take place from 23-25 March, 2015, at Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Times are changing for the Coast and Marine industry, over the last 15 years the mining construction boom has allowed the industry to expand rapidly and enjoy record-breaking demands for increased services. But as they […]

  • 24 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the year nears end, it’s time to countdown the top Dredging Today interviews of 2014. We will begin with the latest, the exclusive interview with DSC Dredge President, Mr. Bob Wetta that was conducted in November 2014, continuing in reverse order until the first one.       Exclusive Interview with DSC Dredge President DSC Dredge LLC, […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr., last Friday praised U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for her hard work to deliver funding for key Maryland transportation projects as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 that passed Congress last weekend and signed by President Barack Obama. […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 29th IAPH International World Ports Conference will take place at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) from June 1 to 5, 2015. Port planning and port development, strategic management of the land, properties and floating facilities located within the area of responsibility, maintenance of both the landside and the waterside infrastructure as well as ensuring the […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first phase of an upgrade of Lae Port is complete, paving the way for a boost in cargo throughput at the country’s most important port. Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, other senior government officials, representatives from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) last week joined the […]