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  • 24 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    FRPD – Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. recently completed Berm Construction & Dredging Project at Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT), deepening the channel and basin in the Burrard Inlet for larger carriers. Using three types of dredgers, FRPD was tasked with dredging up to 400,000m³ from the Burrard Inlet. The purpose of the project […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) received two new rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) last week, increasing the number of RTGs at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal to 16. According to the company, adding equipment is part of an $850 million investment to keep Conley Terminal competitive and efficient with truck turntimes averaging under 35 minutes. “After […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Van Oord is deepening and widening the access channel and turning basin of a large ore export facility in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Two trailing suction hopper dredgers, one of which is owned by Van Oord, will be deployed for the dredging work. According to the company, Von Oord’s flagship HAM 318 is busy working in the […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The United Soybean Board’s (USB) commitment to improve market conditions for farmers hits a new bottom – the Mississippi River bottom, USB said in its latest announcement.  USB has approved funding to support environmental assessments (research) and education of this important improvement to the infrastructure system located near the Port of New Orleans. “Every decision […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s (GLDD) newest clamshell dredger – under the name No. 58 – has officially started dredging operations, the Oak Brook, Illinois, headquartered dredging company said in its latest announcement.  On May 8th, Dredge Captain Phil Sanzone and Dredge Technical Manager Doug Wittwer successfully completed the commissioning of No. 58, in […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following the recent and successful introduction of several machines in Europe, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is preparing to launch its largest excavator yet. The Kobelco SK850LC-10E is the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturer’s proven Generation 10 range and will make its European debut at BAUMA on 8-15 April. Commenting on the introduction […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast is well prepared for large swells expected to impact the town’s beaches later this week. “The sand dredging and pumping we have done over the past two years has added millions of cubic meters of sand to our beaches,’’ said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate. “The dredge alone placed three […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Asia’s largest and most advanced dredging vessel, named Tian Kun Hao, is about to kick off its sea trials, People’s Daily Online reports. The cutter suction dredger, built for China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), was designed by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard as well as the China Merchants […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals Elizabeth, New Jersey, is on the right track to successfully wrap up their $200 million ongoing infrastructure investment plan, scheduled for completion this year. Under this capital development program, they recently completed a major dredging program on the port channels and yesterday took delivery of four of the newest generation gantry cranes to […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Gdansk will once again turn into one of the biggest construction sites in Poland. During a recent press conference, the Board of PGA SA summarized the 2017 investments and presented the plan for 2018. “2017 was a year of plans, concluding contracts, announcing tenders. Now, the work is about to begin, successive investments will gradually be launched,” said Lukasz […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The deepening works on the southern Rauma fairway were completed last month and the fairway began operations with a maximum authorized draught of 12 meters on 15 December 2017, the Port of Rauma said in their latest announcement.  The new draught makes it possible for larger vessels than before to enter the port, thus improving […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord has completed the expansion of the Port of Kaohsiung eight months ahead of schedule, reported the company on its website. The client, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), awarded the contract in 2015. In less than two years, trailing suction hopper dredgers Vox Máxima, Volvox Terranova, and Rotterdam created 250 hectares of new land for the […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Tiankun, the largest and most advanced cutter suction dredger (CSD) in Asia, was launched today in Qidong, East China’s Jiangsu Province. The dredger, built for China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC), was designed by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard as well as the China Merchants Industry, and was […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has announced the award of the second construction contract for work in the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel as part of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project. The award, officially made on Thursday, is for $213 million to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC for the […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    DSC Dredge engineers were busy in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, in August, starting up the country’s largest dredge to date. The 24-inch (600 mm) Marlin Class dredge from DSC features two dredge pumps – a 24-inch pump located on the ladder and another 24-inch pump located on the dredge’s stern. The dredge has a 23-meter (76-foot) […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has scooped the Large Project of the Year award at this year’s NEC awards in London. The awards were announced at a recent NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar. The driving force behind the award winning scheme is a project team made up of experts from Leeds City […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cape Mining Supplies (CMS) Ltd recently completed delivery of the largest Dragflow hydraulically driven submersible dredge pump ever supplied to the African market. The order was received from Southern Oceaneering who was awarded dredging and sand bypass maintenance contract for the Port of Ngqura. The contract, signed with Transnet, includes construction of a 212m long […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port of Tauranga today celebrated a new record of more than one million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) processed in a year – a first for any New Zealand port. The milestone cements Port of Tauranga’s position as the busiest container port in New Zealand, the port said in its announcement. Port of Tauranga Chief […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast just announced that the biggest offshore dredging program in the city’s history will start today, shifting millions of cubic meters of sand onto the beaches. The 111-meter Balder R hopper dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, will spend 16 weeks working along Palm Beach and the coastal strip from Miami […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    South Africa’s largest wetland rehabilitation project, the restoration of Lake St Lucia estuarine system, recently achieved an important milestone, according to iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis. Mr Zaloumis said that iSimangaliso has accelerated the pace of work in the Lake St Lucia Estuary Restoration Program. As at 30 May 2017, 1.290 million cubic meters had been moved. “This […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of the largest airport in the world, the new Istanbul airport, is currently underway.  The airport, located in Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul, is being constructed by a consortium called IGA, which is formed by Cengiz, MAPA, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon. On the north side of the airport a harbor is being constructed […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Caterpillar Marine has just announced that one of the world’s largest split hopper dredger is being built with a complete Cat® engine and propulsion package. The 4200m³ capacity vessel, designed by MARIC Design House in conjunction with the Jiangsu Haixin shipyard, receives its shaft propulsion power from two Cat C280-8 engines which are used to […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday unveiled the newly-completed restoration of the Caminada Headlands, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada Pass at the end of Elmer’s Island. “This is the largest single ecosystem restoration the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Royal IHC and DEME have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of the 44,180kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) SPARTACUS. The concept and basic design for this 164 meters long mega cutter was done in close cooperation with DEME, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam and IHC. CSD SPARTACUS will be the world’s first LNG-powered Cutter Suction Dredger […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Panama Canal last week welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the expanded locks – the 10.589 TEU neopanamax containership Valparaiso Express. This passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that are now able to transit the Expanded Canal since its inauguration in June this year, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said in […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar OEM Solutions is extending its large machine options to include frontless hydraulic shovels weighing more than 100 metric tons. To accommodate larger specialty front attachments with greater capabilities and flexibility, Caterpillar is now offering the Cat® 6015B to 6090 Hydraulic Shovels in frontless configurations for mobile and pedestal-mounted applications. Power units for these machines […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    VOLVO has presented its largest excavator to date, the EC750E at the recent MINExpo 2016 show in Las Vegas, NV. The EC750E was designed to deliver heavy lifting power and high productivity with best-in-class fuel efficiency. The machine is capable of delivering up to 15 percent higher productivity with 5 percent greater fuel efficiency than […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord is currently working on the construction of Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Center Phase II in Taiwan. The Port of Kaohsiung, largest and most important port in Taiwan, each year welcomes more than 10 million containers, which are transshipped through this port. But the existing port and its industries are too close to the city. The port […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Four decades after it was first conceived, one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the world is now complete, although operation and maintenance of the award-winning project will continue. The St. Johns River Water Management District and its partners on Tuesday celebrated the completion of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project, a marsh restoration […]