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  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Urban Auckland’s successful High Court challenge to the consents issues to expand the Ports of Auckland should see Northport expanded instead, said New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The High Court has set aside these consents because they were issued on a non-notified basis when rightly they […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following a record-setting month of container volumes achieved in May, the SC Ports Authority Board of Directors has adopted a financial plan that includes continued cargo growth, increased operating revenues and significant capital investments. The plan projects pier container volume of 1.15 million boxes during FY2016, a 7.2 percent increase over projected totals for the […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately five months, dredging operations will be carried out in the Eastern Fairway area, according to the Hong Kong Government’s Marine Department. The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab dredger, four hopper barges, three tug boats and one survey boat. The number of vessels engaged […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has concluded that no significant impacts to the environment will result from a proposal for additional embankment repairs on Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The finding is contained in an environmental assessment report prepared by the Corps this spring. It focused on a proposal to […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than 100 people were present for the public meeting at Searsport District High school on June 9th, to discuss the plan to deepen and widen the navigation channel at Mack Point marine terminal. Opponents of the plan fear that dredging will disperse toxic materials that were left over decades of heavy industry around Penobscot […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services, which is a portfolio company owned by Grey Mountain Partners, has acquired Frogco Amphibious Equipment, LLC and Frogco Rentals, LLC.  Steve Saucier, CEO of GCSES, said: “Frogco is a first-rate service provider in a unique market, with a reputation for unmatched equipment quality and a customer-centric approach […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A major new project by Great Lakes Council is expected to significantly improve the ecology of the Lower Myall River. Having received $2.7 million in Australian government and State funding, Council is about to start work on a dredging and restoration project designed to achieve a ‘triple-whammy’ of environmental improvements. Council’s General Manager Glenn Handford […]

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

    Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is constructing an innovative razor shell dredger for the Dutch fishing cooperative YE 118 Noordland BV. The 43-meter vessel, sharing the same name as the cooperative, shows how a standard Maaskant design can be modified to meet the ever changing requirements of the modern fishing industry. “We are very happy to have […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first of Port of Tauranga’s new-build tugs arrived today after a 30 day delivery voyage from Hong Kong. The Tai Pari and her sister vessel Tai Timu were built to the Port’s specifications by Cheoy Lee of Hong Kong. The Tai Timu is scheduled to arrive at Tauranga at the end of June. The tug […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mammoth Cave National Park has filed an application with the Energy and Environment Cabinet to modify the ferry landings at the Green River ferry crossing to allow for ferry operation in low water conditions. Fill material will be placed periodically at the ends of the concrete ferry landing at each river bank, and minor dredging […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of a temporary emergency drought barrier at West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is nearing completion about two weeks sooner than anticipated, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The barrier now spans the approximately 750-foot-wide river between Jersey and Bradford islands and blocks salt water that tidal action attempts to push eastward from […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Transport Minister Dean Nalder today officially opened Port Geographe reconfiguration project in Busselton. The completion of the $28.15 million reconfiguration of coastal structures will offer a positive future for the environment, recreation and housing in the area. At the opening today, Minister Nalder said that the State Government’s significant investment at Port Geographe had provided the right setting […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will conduct a two-phase study to better understand difficult wave conditions in Two Rivers Harbor in Two Rivers, WI. During the first phase USACE scientists will position wave gages in and around the federal harbor at Two Rivers to better understand the wave situation. This first phase […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Lisa Murkowski yesterday succeeded in leveraging her position on the Energy and Waters Appropriations Subcommittee to deliver resources in the 2016 funding bill that will initiate or maintain infrastructure projects in Alaska.   The appropriations bill, which passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday, will fund studies, research, port projects and energy innovations that will […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 10 months, dredging operations will be carried out off Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, according to the Marine Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels, including one grab dredger, four hopper barges, one derrick lighter, three tug boats and […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd. has won the Haihua Island inland dredging project, with the total dredging volume of 7.1 million cubic meters and the construction period of 400 days. The contract is a major milestone for CCCC Guangzhou, following previously won land reclamation deal for the Island 3 project. Located at Baimajing, Danzhou, facing Yangpu Port across […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Engineering Class ‘Telford Rolt’, a new 6.17 meter, 6.25 tonne tug, was launched into the River Soar at Loughborough this month with a naming ceremony performed by Charlotte Wood, Regional Construction Manager South at Canal & River Trust, a major customer of Land & Water Services Ltd. Designed by Ian Darley, a naval architect and […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced this week proposed funding recommendations for projects that will lower flood risk for thousands of Central Valley residents and also improve wildlife habitat. The projects would be funded through $246 million in Proposition 1E funding that was appropriated as part of the $1 billion drought-relief legislative package enacted in March […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian company specialized in solid pumping solutions, has supplied a new dredger that will be used for sand mining operations in Nigeria. The full equipment includes an Hydraulic Pump (HY400) with 2 Excavators (EXHY35). This dredger is one of the new series, with the operator cabin completely redesigned to be more comfortable with a […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Fisher has purchased the assets and intellectual property rights of X-Subsea Holding Limited for a total consideration of £14.8m.   Headquartered in Aberdeen, X-Subsea went into administration on 27 April 2015 following the collapse of its Norwegian parent company Reef Subsea AS. X-Subsea, a designer and operator of specialized excavation, trenching and dredging equipment, was the […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Komatsu has just brought online a new factory for hydraulic excavators in Chennai, India, the Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (KIPL). Total investment for the new KIPL factory, where hydraulic excavators ranging from 7 to 45-ton will be built, is estimated to be worth approximately $29 million. The new factory will have production capacity of 2,500 units/year with […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    An Italian dredger builder Italdraghe and its consortium partner CPN Srl are currently building three dredgers for the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources. Following contract signing, work is already well underway on one Italdraghe SGT 400 D and two Italdraghe SGT 300 RB diesel cutter suction dredgers that will be delivered to Um Qasser at […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    With immediate effect and for a period of approximately four weeks, dredging operations will be carried out off West Coast of Lamma Island, announced Hong Kong Marine Department. The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab dredger, three hopper barges, two tug boats and one survey boat. The number of vessels engaged in […]

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

    Over the past few years, Van Oord has developed a new technique for dredging at great water depths. This Deep Excavation System (DES), patented by Van Oord, is an innovative method to prepare a sea bottom profile for installing offshore pipelines. Uneven sea beds are traditionally prepared for laying offshore pipelines by installing large volumes […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    For the quarter ended March 31, 2015, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) reported revenue of $174.6 million, net loss of $8.4 million, and adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $4.4 million. Total contracted backlog at quarter end was a record $741.2 million. “In the first quarter of 2015, we were awarded $208 million, or 84% […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Flooding 2015 conference will take place on May 13, 2015, in London, UK. This event is an opportunity for asset owners and the flooding supply chain to look at long-term strategies to protect residents. Expert speakers will present detailed case studies, showcase the latest projects and innovative solutions, and examine how […]