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  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dutch Dredging welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana, reported the company. The newcomers were delivered to Boer Remorquage SARL, a joint venture involving Dutch Dredging and […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port Manatee’s Berth 9 is now able to accommodate heavier loads thanks to completion of a reconstruction project in concert with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). At a dedication ceremony last week, officials cut a ribbon signaling the formal opening of the fortified 625-foot-long berth, which can now handle uniform loads of as many […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Netherlands has the best port infrastructure in the world. That is what the World Economic Forum says in ‘The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013’. The Netherlands swapped positions with Singapore, which is now second. Hong Kong remains in third place. The level enjoyed by the current infrastructure is largely thanks to the big investment projects […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) recently started maintenance work on sea defenses along the Machynys Peninsula in Llanelli that will provide protection for over 1700 homes and businesses from flooding. The work is being carried out along a 4.5km stretch of the defenses. It will strengthen the existing defenses, that protect 1746 properties, making sure they […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Freight and logistics management company Kotahi and New Zealand’s freight gateway Port of Tauranga have struck a strategic ten-year freight alliance. This, along with a separate long-term agreement between Kotahi and Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, will deliver a ‘step-change’ for New Zealand’s $95 billion international trade sector. Kotahi Chief Executive Chris […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is in safe hands with the release of a report card showing a combined effort from both the Commonwealth and State Governments has improved the quality of water entering the reef catchment. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013, released today by Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt […]

  • 11 May 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a five-month, $6.5 million maintenance dredging project May 2, 2012 when a clamshell dredge started removing up to 350,000 cubic yards of material in an effort to restore safe navigation to federal channels in lower Newport Harbor. The contractor, R.E. Staite Engineering of San Diego, Calif., will operate […]

  • 2 July 2012

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter last week announced that the Highway Bill has been approved by the U.S. House and Senate conference committee and passed by both chambers. Vitter specifically has been instrumental in making sure the RESTORE Act was included in the final version of the bill. Vitter is the only Louisiana member on the […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction works continue on the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme, which is aimed to reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 430 homes and 390 businesses in and around the East Sussex. According to the Environment Agency, the works on the west bank are complete and the focus is now on the east bank. Area 1: A26 […]

  • 3 July 2012

    The work on deepening Kenosha’s harbor and marina is almost ready to begin, according to kenoshanews.com. The Kenosha Harbor was last dredged in 2009. The silt buildup in the harbor let to the Kenosha City Council seeking a long-term solution to the buildup and a dredging of the harbor this year. Based on the city’s […]

  • 26 September 2012

    The Tender Board has awarded a RO14.5mn contract for the construction of the Taqah fishing harbour. Zawya.com reports that the STFA, a large Turkish engineering and contracting company, has won the project. The Taqah harbour work broadly consists of construction of a 150m-long concrete quay line, construction of 1,783m breakwater, reclamation works, roads and pavements, […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Authorities have started the removal process of 70 tons of fuel oil and six tons of hydraulic oil from the sunken dredger in the Ngqura Harbour. “We anticipate that it will have a minimal impact. There are ships being unloaded and loaded and ships can come in and out of the port without any interference. […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    In the next couple of days, the Pearl River, once the largest dredger in the world, should complete the deepening and widening program at the Eemshaven seaport, Groningen. The dredging work is undertaken on the Doekegatkanaal, inside of the harbor (near the harbor entrance / exit to the Ems). These dredging activities are part of […]

  • 14 December 2011

    The Port of Portland dredge Oregon currently works in the Columbia River off Kalama. The dredge is expected to clear 400,000 cubic yards of silt out of a mile-long stretch of the river through Christmas under a $1.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to corps spokeswoman Michelle Helms. The dredge […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The New Suez Canal Project is moving ahead. Around 17.5 million cubic meters of material have been dug so far. The digging works were divided into 33 sectors and assigned to specialized civil companies and two road divisions of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. The project will boost Egypt’s economy and help speed up the movement […]

  • 28 January 2013

    Manson Construction Co. derrick barge D.B. “NJORD” is a 55 cubic yard clamshell dredge with a walking spud. Here she is doing channel clean-up in the Alameda Channel in the Oakland Inner Harbor. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. Change your preferences The 55-cubic yard clamshell bucket looks really small in the […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the water level at Angat dam dropped near to its critical level of 180 meters, the provincial government on Thursday bared long term proposals to address the effects of the weather disturbance known as “El Nino” or prolong drought period. Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has suggested massive dredging operations at the reservoir of Angat […]

  • 6 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    A Malaysian-Taiwanese joint-venture firm, owned 70% by Gamuda Bhd, has won a $227 million contract to construct a seawall and dike project in Taiwan. According to the Gamuda’s latest release, the five-year contract was awarded by Port of Keelung, Taiwan International Ports Corp Ltd, a Taiwan state-owned ports operation company. The remaining 30% stake in […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

     The preparation activities for emergency dredging and debris removal along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River are moving forward. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contractors launched a 27 ton dredger last Thursday into the river. Two dredgers, measuring 90 feet long, 25 feet wide, were transported in and are being reassembled […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    DMC has signed Xbloc license agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company for placement of Xblocs at the Lekki Port project in Nigeria. Xblocs of 2, 3, and 5m³ will be placed along the port’s 2.2 kilometer-long breakwater. Lekki Port will be a multi-purpose, deep sea port at the heart of the Lagos Free Trade Zone. […]

  • 6 May 2013

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), joined by Monmouth Beach Mayor Susan Howard, announced the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans for the Sea Bright to Manasquan beach replenishment project. Congressman Pallone outlined the scope and timeline of this critical work that will help protect the Shore. The project will cover a majority of the beaches from […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel – Baton Rouge to the Gulf project is moving forward, according to the U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “This project has been stuck in the mud for too […]

  • 22 February 2012

      Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) and Shetland Islands Council have reached a negotiated settlement on the claim payable by the Council relating to the abandonment of a dredging project in 2005 due to the former Bressay Bridge Project. Both LPA and the Council are content to have settled the claim at £4,825,727 before matters reached […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    With a $35 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Bahamas will seek to build the country’s resilience to coastal risks through sustainable coastal protection, including natural infrastructure and integrated management of the coast. The program will finance shoreline stabilization and coastal flooding control measures on Grand Bahama Island, Central Long Island, and […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Infrastructure is embarking on a scheme to protect areas of Castletown from flooding during extreme weather events, the Isle of Man Government said in its latest release. The £2.3 million project is part of the Government’s overall strategy to mitigate the impact of rising sea levels and severe weather as a result […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Frankston City Council sent letters last week to every member of the Victorian Legislative Council, asking them to block the State Government’s bill for a long-term lease of the Port of Melbourne in a show of support for the environment and Melbourne’s outer south east. Mayor Sandra Mayer said that the Council understands that […]