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  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    City of Port Hueneme officials are seeking the assistance of Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander Mark Toy and his senior staff to obtain emergency funding to restore the rapidly eroding Hueneme Beach. A May 14, 2013 meeting with Commander Toy will include officials from the Oxnard Harbor District, County of Ventura, Channel […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Locals and visitors to North Stradbroke Island will benefit from a stronger “Straddie” following the introduction into the Queensland Parliament today of the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Amendment Bill 2013. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the legislation provided for sand mining to continue on the island until 2035 to […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Tideland Signal Limited, a British-based member of the Tideland group of companies, has won another major contract to supply buoys and lanterns for the port at Mombasa. Previous orders have come from the Kenya Ports Authority, but the current order was placed by Van Oord of the Netherlands, which has improved access to Mombasa by […]

  • 28 February 2011

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, celebrated its 131st birthday with the christening of the Tanner II survey boat, followed by a Galveston Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the district as its newest member, Feb. 15, 2011, at its headquarters building on the east end of Galveston Island. Members of […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Van Heck is world renowned for its water management systems ideally suited to the maritime and dredging industries, and with its latest innovation they have created the potential to eliminate one of the largest and most damaging risks to both the economy and the environment; all wrapped up in a tiny 150mm by 630mm package. […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia’s peak environment group has called on the Barnett Government to rule out the export of coal from the port of Bunbury, after a proposal to build a shipping terminal for a new coal export industry was given recommended approval by the State’s environmental watchdog today. Lanco Australia is seeking approval for a 5-fold […]

  • 19 October 2010

    The international dredging group Jan De Nul has just taken on its 500th engineer: Maarten Beckers (23). “It is very special to me that we can engage the 500th engineer in times of crisis,” says Jan Pieter De Nul, CEO of Jan De Nul Group. “There are not many companies in Belgium that employ that […]

  • 21 January 2019

    By Maurice Freivokh, President at Dragflow Latin America and Dragflow North America. In mining it is often necessary to tackle dredging work in complex contexts. In fact, companies often find themselves working with inhomogeneous sediments and in difficult environments. Choosing the right equipment can really make the difference for those who have goals to keep […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2012

    In a bid to address the perennial flood problems in the province, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado recently proposed the revival of the mothballed Pampanga River Control System (PRCS). The PRCS is an agency tasked by the national government to maintain and dredge the river systems in Bulacan and Pampanga. “Its about time we dredge the […]

  • 4 January 2011

    On the 30 of December (Thursday), 2010 at 2.00 p.m. the contract agreement between Port Authority and the company Josef Mobius Bau-Aktiengesellschaft on construction works of the object “Reconstruction of quays No. 8 and No. 9 planning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd construction stages in Klaipėda. The 2nd construction stage – reconstruction of the southern […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the completion in late May of “Reach D”, an 11-mile stretch of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel in Delaware, the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is now about 60 percent complete, reported officials of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) this week. The deepening project, funded by both the federal government and […]

  • 22 September 2011

    Governor Tom Corbett has announced the release of $15 million in state funding to continue the Delaware River Main Channel-Deepening project, saying its completion is critical to economic development and job-creation efforts. “With ports up and down the East Coast deepening their navigation channels, Pennsylvania‟s international seaport in Philadelphia must keep pace to remain competitive […]

  • 27 July 2011

    The Union Minister for Shipping, Thiru G.K. Vasan, reviewed the performance of Chennai Port at the Port premises in Chennai recently. He also conducted a joint review of the Port connectivity projects relating to Chennai and Ennore Ports viz. Chennai Ennore Port Road Connectivity Project and Elevated Port Link to Maduravoyal with the representatives of […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mr Maarten Jongen has officially been appointed Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Singapore (DSSi) from March 2012. In his new role Mr Jongen will focus on marketing, services and further improving efficiency at the yard that has been building (aluminium) Damen vessels since 2000. DSSi has been part of the Damen Shipyards Group since 2000. […]

  • 16 February 2012

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region and a strategic affiliate of Mubadala, has yesterday launched “Mezyad”, the fourth vessel of the Baynunah Corvette Class Program for the UAE Navy and the third vessel under the Baynunah fleet constructed by AbuDhabi Ship Building. The vessel was […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After rigorous assessment, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved an application by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dispose of dredge spoil at a deepwater location offshore of Abbot Point, subject to strict environmental conditions. Authority Chairman, Dr Russell Reichelt, said he recognised the amount of debate and community concern that the […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program has announced that four coastal municipalities will be awarded $52,239 in Shore and Harbor Planning grants. These awards will provide planning and design support for harbor management, infrastructure and public access along the Maine coast. The grants are made possible by Maine’s federal coastal […]

  • 11 November 2013

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Namibia on Friday, November 8, 2013 signed a ZAR 2.9 billion (US $338 million) sovereign guaranteed loan to Nambia Ports Authority (Namport) to finance the construction of a container terminal at Walvis Bay New Port. In line with its Ten Year Strategy and focus on infrastructure development and […]

  • 12 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    APM Terminals held a formal contract signing at the company’s global headquarters with the Van Oord-BAM consortium for the construction of the new Moin Container Terminal (called locally “Terminal de Contenedores de Moín” -TCM) now in development on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The consortium, comprised of Dutch-based Van Oord and BAM International, has […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Battle Ground’s new shoreline master program. Battle Ground’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development, restoration and water quality of 2.6 miles of shorelines along portions of Salmon and Morgan creeks. Battle Ground is one of more than 60 local governments that […]

  • 1 November 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the start of construction needed to remove contaminated sediment from the lower Passaic River. This is an important milestone in the cleanup of this heavily contaminated stretch of the Passaic adjacent to the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Newark, New Jersey. The sediment in this area of the […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, clarified last week additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. “We look forward to serving our community and Nation in executing the high priority […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A flood defense scheme carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency has scooped its 13th award in the past 12 months. The latest accolade for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme in West Sussex came in the CIPR Pride Awards for the south of England, which were presented on 21 November. […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $10 million in grant funding to Brevard County last week for the removal of up to 350,000 cubic yards of muck in the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries. “Governor Scott and Florida’s legislative leaders are committed to improving the health of the Indian River Lagoon,” said […]

  • 27 December 2011

    In October Ly Yong Phat’s LYP Group had respected an agreement to stop sand dredging on the Tatai River in Koh Kong province by mid-October, to the relief of business owners and villagers in the area who had long campaigned against the dredging. But Janet Newman, owner of the Rainbow Lodge ecotourism resort, said yesterday […]