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  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a new agreement between the Labor Government and major proponents Adani and GVK to put in place an environmentally sustainable and fiscally responsible proposal for the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal. Ms Palaszczuk said the agreement reached would see dredge spoil dumped on land on the site known […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Under a state-funded plan, coastal green infrastructure will increase resiliency along the Hudson River estuary shoreline and coastal areas of New York City, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Department of City Planning is jointly managing the project. […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long term data (1967 to 2012) available by aerial photographs and satellite images shows that about 11% of the Mauritius coastal areas have been eroded, with severe erosion at Albion, Bel Ombre and Mon Choisy, while over the last ten years, an average decrease from 50 % to 27 % of live coral in the […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    It has become apparent to CAFNEC that in 2014 Ports North dumped more dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park than their GBRMPA permit allows for in a normal year. The dumping permit allows for 350,000 tonnes dry weight or 550,000 cubic meters of wet load dredge spoil to be dumped in the […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Rotech Group has announced the launch of their new subsea business. Having previously built up and operated the globally successful Rotech Subsea mass flow excavation business from 1999, Rotech Subsea‘s equipment was subsequently sold to Reef Subsea UK in 2011. Rotech Subsea are now re-entering the subsea market with the innovative “RS” range of […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A coalition of scientists, business owners, Australian elected officials, and civil society groups from the U.S. and Australia, including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth U.S., have sent a letter to U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) Chairman Fred Hochberg calling on the Bank to reject any proposal to finance Adani’s coal mine, railways and export […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has hired James Cook University to conduct research on the current and future economic opportunities of the Cairns’ Cruise Liner Terminal. The project is comprised of an economic analysis of the current contribution of cruise ship visits to the region, and of the implications of expansions at Trinity Inlet, AMCS reported. The […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today responded to the Great Barrier Reef policy announcement from the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) as totally inadequate. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the community was expecting a strong commitment from the LNP to protect the Reef but their policy failed to deliver. “The […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment has issued orders for the creation of regulations for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to put an end to the dumping of capital dredge material in the Marine Park once and for all. This fulfills the historic pledge made in November 2014 at the World Parks […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has collected samples to determine if the sand used for the Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL, beach renourishment project is in compliance with FDEP permit requirements. In correspondence to FDEP, Reef Rescue raised concerns that the quality of both the upland sourced truck haul sand and the dredged sand […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Cairns and Far North Environment Center (CAFNEC). The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. Recently on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in a fragile state and must be protected from the additional pressure posed by the fast-growing risk of port expansion, dredging and dumping, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director Felicity Wishart said the report prepared by NRM bodies into the impact of […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Labor Party for stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef and its wetlands. At the launch of Labor’s Queensland Election campaign today, leader Annastacia Palaszczuk promised: – Not to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point; – Not […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a decision made by the Australian Labor Party to end taxpayer funding support for the Adani coal mine and port project that will require dredging in the Great Barrier Reef waters and dumping in its precious wetlands. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director said that […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lymington Yacht Haven is due to start their annual dredging program in the first half of January. As part of a five-year dredging plan and following a bathymetric survey in late 2014, pontoons M and N at Lymington Yacht Haven are to be dredged in January and February 2015. The dredging will restore both pontoon […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    All parties contesting the State election should listen to the majority of Queenslanders who want the Great Barrier Reef protected from fast-tracked industrialization, including mega port expansion, dredging and dumping, announced Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). AMCS said the protection of the global icon and the $6 billion tourism industry that relies on it could prove […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Expert advice provided to WWF-Australia has raised alarming concerns about the plan to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. These include that the ponds may be too small to hold the dredge spoil, that sediment flowing to Reef waters has been seriously underestimated, and that acid sulphate impacts have not […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Port of Miami have completed additional relocation of coral colonies as part of a major project to deepen Miami Harbor. The staghorn corals, known as acropora were relocated by divers during a two-week period in November. Divers recovered a […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    APM Terminals has signed a two-year $6.23 million contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment. The new deep-water terminal, scheduled to receive its first commercial vessel call later this month, will be the world’s first container […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last week’s announcement that ‘Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, IL will dredge the Arthur Kill Channel’ has been officially confirmed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps’ New York District awarded, on December 9th, the $25.6 million contract for deepening the Arthur Kill Channel to GLDD. The contract is cost-shared with The Port Authority of New […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    To save the Great Barrier Reef from an ‘In Danger’ listing, the Abbott Government needs to follow the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, instead of telling other countries to back off, as reported today. “The best way to avoid a World Heritage ‘In Danger’ listing, which would be a disaster for our tourism industry, is to […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed Societe Generale’s decision to withdraw involvement in the Alpha coal mine, putting investment in port and rail infrastructure at Abbot Point in doubt. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said a lack of investor confidence in this and other port expansions is growing because they […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today expressed concern that the new dredging and dumping plans for Abbot Point are being fast tracked and could be approved by Christmas. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said it was reprehensible that such a dangerous and risky development in a precious area right […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The community has been invited to have a further say on an LNP Government strategy that would prevent dredged material from expansion at the port of Abbot Point being placed in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the Abbot Point Port […]