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  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn Polito, joined Nantucket Town Manager, C. Elizabeth Gibson, and other state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to celebrate completion of the Polpis Harbor Dredging Project. Additionally, Lt. Governor Polito announced that Nantucket will receive a $500,000 award through the first-ever grant round […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Konecranes has received an order from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) in the U.S. for nine Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes. They will be shipped to the Port Authority’s Bayport Container Terminal in mid-2016. The nine Konecranes RTGs on order are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a lifting capacity of 40 LT, a stacking height […]

  • 6 August 2012

    Mobile, Ala., has long been known for its charm, history and a whole lot of Southern hospitality, and more recently for attracting major international businesses like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp. Evidence of these and the Port City’s many other attributes can be witnessed firsthand Oct. 21–25, when hundreds of seaport industry and related transportation professionals descend […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    To support export growth and economic investment associated with international trade, the nation must develop a prioritization system, a merit-based budget process and predictable means of authorization for needed port infrastructure, the head of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) told members of a Congressional committee. Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The delivery in early May of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) Barito Equator demonstrates how Indonesia’s developing maritime industry is building ever more complex vessels. The 2,500 m3 capacity Damen TSHD 2500 is the first of its kind built in Indonesia and also the largest Damen standard hopper dredger built to date. For Indonesian dredging […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The importance of a strong legal framework in building a sustainable business was underlined during a visit by Dubai Courts to DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali port recently. Top officials from Dubai Courts led by Dr. Ahmed Saeed Bin Hazim, Director General of Dubai Courts, were welcomed by HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah; Vice Chairman, […]

  • 19 January 2012

    Port of Miami Director Bill Johnson has been invited as one of the distinguished speakers at the “Panama Canal 2012 International Engineering and Infrastructure Congress” to be held April 18 – 20 in Panama City. Organized by the Panama Canal Authority, this Congress will convene more than 40 experts from 10 countries, who will discuss […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port of Houston Authority is ready to provide cost-efficient and consistent solutions to cargo owners and logistics companies, Executive Director Roger Guenther said yesterday in his monthly report to the Port Commission. “We continue to receive many inquiries about moving freight from East Asia via the Panama Canal and through our port,” Guenther reported to […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Fighting to protect American jobs and ports, Congressmen Jeff Landry and Tim Bishop led a bipartisan coalition of 72 House Members calling for proper port dredging. The Landry coalition sent a letter today to the U.S. House Budget Committee requesting the Committee apportion all funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) for its stated […]

  • 2 April 2012

      The second World Ports & Trade Summit, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, will take place from April 2 to 4 in Abu Dhabi and includes 3 days of exhibition, high […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    During its 91st session in November 2012, IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted a number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Among these amendments was the adoption of the new SOLAS regulation II-1/3-12, which requires ships to be constructed to reduce onboard noise and to protect personnel […]

  • 2 December 2019

    All-round system integrator Van der Leun, based in Sliedrecht, the Dutch home of dredging, has opened a new operations base in Atlanta to bring its knowledge and expertise closer to the US market. ‘We’re passionate about dredging vessels. By developing and installing complete electrical systems, we can offer our customers added value.’ Van der Leun […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Finishing nearly three years of study on the potential economic opportunities associated with Rhode Island’s ports, a Joint Legislative Commission reported today that development of port infrastructure and growth of maritime industries can result in 1,000 new jobs, $70 million in personal income, $127 million in business revenue and $8.1 million in state and local […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) reintroduced the DREDGE Act – Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports Act. The bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization to dredge the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal can access the River. In addition, the bill […]

  • 4 September 2017

        By Erik van der Blom – R&D Manager at Royal IHC   The global dredging industry is facing a number of challenges linked to climate change and its consequences over the coming years. While a number of opportunities for dredging companies are expected, as rising sea levels will increase the requirement for dredging […]

  • 1 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited has announced that, on 29 December 2012, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, China Merchants Holdings (Djibouti) FZE it entered into a share purchase agreement with, among others, Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, to acquire 23.5 % of the issued share capital in Port de Djibouti S.A. at a […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    SC Ports Authority reported container volumes up 13 percent fiscal year to date, a strong start to the first two months of the fiscal calendar. The SCPA handled 163,970 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in August, in increase from 144,649 TEUs moved during the same month last year and 153,916 handled in July. Fiscal year to […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Maritime industry leaders from Oman will head to Seatrade Middle East Maritime (SMEM) 2012 next month as the country’s key northern port of Sohar confidently moves ahead with its ambitious expansion plans. With investments exceeding $14bn and one of the largest port development projects in the world, the port of Sohar, along with the Sohar […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    New leadership is taking over the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) as it launches a nationwide effort to bolster port infrastructure and navigate the shifting tides of global trade. Following two fruitful days of networking and discussions on the future of the Canadian maritime industry at its annual conference and AGM in Bathurst, NB, […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S.-Flag dredging industry is commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, highlighting the critical need for a robust American shipbuilding capacity to ensure for the preparedness of the nation. “The American-Flag dredging industry is building ships, creating jobs, and ensuring the economic and national […]

  • 28 March 2011

      At its annual Spring Conference on March 21, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)-representing the interests of seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere-elected Jerry A. Bridges, executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), to serve as the international trade association’s 2011-12 chairman of the board. Mr. Bridges is slated to be installed as […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Weeks Marine company, engaged in marine construction, dredging and tunneling organizations in the United States and Canada, has christened the third of five ocean-going hydraulic cutter suction dredgers at the company’s yard in Houma on Monday, the Daily Comet news portal informs. The 15,000 pounds dredger constructed in Honuma, is part of a USD 200 […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., introduced the Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports (DREDGE) Act of 2013 in the Senate and House to direct the Corps of Engineers to achieve, operate and maintain a 50-foot channel from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Orolia, a group specialized in positioning, navigation and GPS timing equipment and systems for critical operations today announced the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., a maritime information solutions provider for the commercial marine industry (fishing vessels, dredgers, tugs, barges, training vessels, rescue boats, oil platform service vessels, etc..). The Boatracs acquisition is part of the group’s […]

  • 24 May 2012

    Another significant step for the Mile Point project was achieved as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) signed the Project Design Agreement on May 23 during a ceremony at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The joint signing of this agreement will allow the design of the project to move forward. […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $2 million contract Sept. 28 to maintenance dredge the Lynnhaven Inlet Federal Navigation Channel in Virginia Beach, Va. Lynnhaven Inlet annually undergoes maintenance dredging to combat critical shoaling; however, due to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the Virginia Beach coastline last year, shoaling conditions were exacerbated […]