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  • 9 May 2010

    The largest stones to become part of the future hard seawall will be 40-ton concrete blocks. [mappress] Source: Maasvlakte 2, May 9, 2010

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lerwick Harbor is on course for record cruise traffic next year, with advance bookings currently at the highest level yet, with 87 ships scheduled to arrive between March and October, the Lerwick Port Authority said in its latest release. The latest forecast is revealed on the final day of the season (Wednesday, 27 July 2017) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors (CNPPID) has approved staff recommendation to return a dredger that has been used for most of the summer to remove sediment from Jeffrey Lake and to solicit bids for a larger dredger on a lease/purchase basis. Gothenburg Division Manager, Kevin Boyd, told the board that the 8-inch dredger currently […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Business Monitor International’s Brazil Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, shipping associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Brazil’s shipping industry. BMI believes 2012 will be another year of strong growth for Brazilian ports. The sector experienced growth of 7.1% in total tonnage throughput in H111. […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Terminal Astafiev in Nakhodka last week completed loading of bulk carrier ZHEHAI 363, the first Panamax dry bulk carrier in its history. Handling of the ZHEHAI 363 became possible after dredging operations at the berth and modernization of the terminal’s berth and facilities. According to the Terminal Astafiev Press Center, the dry bulk carrier was […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The MOL Northern Juvenile, capable of carrying 8,800 twenty-foot equivalent units (containers), set a record last week as the largest container cargo ship to ever call on Jacksonville. The ship, which transited the Suez Canal from Asia before reaching the U.S. East Coast, loaded and offloaded cargo at JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. […]

  • 17 July 2012

    The head of the Phuket, Thailand Marine Department Office is trying to kick-start stalled negotiations to expand the port to allow larger cruise ships to dock there. Represenatives from Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises met with Thai officials on July 12 to discuss the problems encountered by large ships using their port, says royalcaribbeanblog. Phuket […]

  • 3 July 2012

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company’s vessel MSC Sola is expected to arrive off Durban in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the IOL News. This vessel weighs 131,771 tons and has the length of three-and-a-half rugby fields. Fully loaded it is capable of carrying 11,660 standard containers. IOL News reports that when the MSC Sola […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Nigerian Ports Authority said it will continue the dredging of Nigerian waterways to enable more big vessels to call at the nation’s ports. The Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, disclosed this during the inaugural call of West Africa Maximum (MAFWAS) to Onne Port in Rivers State. Abdullahi said that the Federal Government […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Ministry of Infrastructure plans experimental pilotage of vessels with drafts of more than 18 meters at the Yuzhny port (Odessa region) for the near future, the press service of the ministry reports. “At the same time, this means that firstly, one Ukrainian port is suitable for the passage of vessels of almost all classes. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2010

    The council is to invest £3 million this year in dredging Scalloway Harbour, it was agreed at a meeting of the harbour board today. The work will create a channel 8.5 metres deep by 100 metres wide, and straighten the approaches into the harbour. The harbour board had originally… [mappress] Source:shetlandtimes,April 29,2010;

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Cork will invest over €1.5 million in upgrading facilities at Cobh Cruise Terminal, Ireland’s only dedicated cruise berth, with the installation of a number of high load mooring bollards at the east and west end of the Cobh Cruise Berth which will enable larger ships to be berthed. The work which will […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first vessel, a 75,000 tonne Conti Spinell Bulk Carrier, has docked at PD Teesport Berth 1, Middlesbrough, following the recent completion of £19m phase 1 works, McLaughlin & Harvey announced. This development program included the demolition and reconstruction of 305m of suspended deck quay to replace the original 1950s understrength structure. The berth has […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A comparison of recent and previous nourishments of San Diego beaches suggests that a larger sand grain size improved nourishment performance, according to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. Sand added to three San Diego County beaches in 2012 has partially remained, surviving the large waves of the El Niño winter […]

  • 2 February 2011

    The completion of a Dh1.5 billion, 53km long channel announced yesterday will allow larger carriers to access Musaffah Industrial Area from… By Vesela Todorova (thenational) [mappress] Source: thenational, February 2, 2011;

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, CMA CGM’s 334-metre long Cendrillon, the longest ship ever entering the Port of Koper, was moored alongside the Container Terminal. Cendrillon is the first in a series of five larger ships that the French container shipping company will include in the existing Phoenician Express service that directly connects Koper with the ports of Far […]

  • 29 November 2012

    According to the port press service, on November 27, the Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk has handled the Super Post Panamax container ship Teno, for the first time this year. The M/V Teno is the largest ship docked at the port in 2012. The port’s chief Alexander Grigorashenko stated: “Today the tonnage of the leading […]

  • 3 October 2011

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Belgium Freight Transport Report Q4 2011”. The port of Antwerp’s dredging project… (sunherald) [mappress] Source: sunherald, October 3, 2011;

  • 20 December 2013

    Larger vessels of above 232.33 meters with capacity of 4,500 TEUS requiring draught of 13.5 meters have started visiting the Nation’s seaports. This has provided shipping companies with a high level of efficiency and economic space which has enhanced their turnover and turnaround time. Generally, stakeholders and shipping companies have confirmed that the channel management […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Addressing the 4th Annual Med Freight Conference, APM Terminals Director of Port Investments for Europe and the Mediterranean, John Trenchard cited both long-term demographic trends and the expected introduction of larger vessels into regional Mediterranean trades as driving factors of port development and expansion in the Mediterranean. “Shipping lines are looking to increase the size […]

  • 18 April 2012

    The federal and provincial governments had double cause for celebration  – officially welcoming the first cruise ship of the 2012 season to Victoria, while highlighting how recent infrastructure investments at Ogden Point are attracting a new class of cruise vessels. The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Senior Minister Responsible […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have confirmed that their port will be able to handle 14,000 TEU vessels toward the end of 2017. The planned completion of the 50-foot Harbor Deepening Project later this summer and the anticipated completion of the navigational clearance project at the Bayonne Bridge late […]