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  • 9 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Napier Port is on track to start dredging for 6 Wharf this week, taking the port one step closer to finishing the wharf by the end of 2022. 6 Wharf will allow the port to reduce congestion and welcome more and larger ships as vessel sizes increase and exports out of the region grow, said […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ports North’s Port Master Planning Project has taken an important step forward with the appointment of GHD Advisory to undertake a detailed technical plan that will map out options for developing the Ports of Cairns and the Port of Mourilyan over a 30-year timeframe. Commenting the latest news, Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The period for public comment on the draft Public Environment Report (PER) for the proposed coal export terminal expansion at Abbot Point closed on 15 February 2013. Capital dredging of six new berth pockets and ship apron as part of the Terminal 0, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 is being proposed. Public comments are being […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. EPA will hold a public meeting tomorrow in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. “The stamp sands were created in the early 1900s as a byproduct […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is on schedule for completion in late 2021, reports Georgia Ports Authority. “The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to have the most successful year in its history, on a number of fronts,” said GPA Board Chairman Jimmy Allgood. “Record growth in trade, teamwork and a strong relationship with our local […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In response to numerous permit violation complaints and threats of litigation regarding the Miami Port dredging project, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) performed site inspection dives on July 22 and 23, 2014. A 39 page FDEP report issued on August 18, details significant coral mortality and habitat destruction caused by silt generated from […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Construction began last week on a beach renourishment project that will create a new and improved Bathtub Reef Beach, according to the Martin County’s latest announcement. The project is expected to be completed in May, prior to the start of the new sea turtle nesting season. The northern half of Sailfish Point Beach will also […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Australian tourism and hospitality group, Crystalbrook Collection, today announced its acquisition of The Reef Marina in Port Douglas, which is now to be known as Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, and their intention to invest a further $100+ million into the marina. Acting Premier and Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, said that the announcement was encouraging for investment in […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $217,000 in RESTORE grant funding for the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project. Funding will support the first phase of planning, engineering, design and permitting of the environmental restoration project. Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The success of marine scientists and the importance of their work supporting Australia’s growing ‘blue economy’ was highlighted during yesterday’s Australian Institute of Marine Science Open Day. Parliamentary Secretary Karen Andrews visited the open day, held at AIMS’s headquarters at Cape Cleveland, near Townsville and adjacent to the center of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. “Marine industries, […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the kickoff off a $60 million “Living Breakwaters” barrier that will provide critical defenses against coastal erosion and grow the natural habitat for finfish, shellfish and crustations on the south shore of Staten Island. The water-based barrier, which includes an oyster reef to further break waves and filter sea […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. recently took delivery of a Damen heavy-duty submersible dredge pump, the DOP350 that will be used to clean a contaminated harbor in the Great Lakes. The Fraser River was contracted by Public Works and Government Services Canada to carry out the cleanup of the largest Canadian contaminated site on the […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ‘Fight for the Reef’ today released a new report into the benefits and risks of cruise ships for the Cairns local economy that was originally commissioned to help understand if there was any need for further dredging in Trinity Inlet. The report finds that dredging Cairns’ port for large cruise ships is not necessary to […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A Florida-based ocean engineer with 35 years’ experience in port and beach dredging said that the photos of the dredging operation off North Bimini show that proper steps are not being taken to prevent silt from killing off marine life and some of the world’s best-known coral reefs. Ronald J. Coddington, P.E., of Civil Construction […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built. “The new rail and port proposals that […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction project to rebuild the Bathtub Beach/Sailfish Point beach area is entering its final phase, with construction expected to continue through mid-May, Martin County said in its latest project update.  The 86,000 cubic yards of sand, needed for the project, is being borrowed from the Sailfish Point Navigational Channel. Martin County has contracted with Ferreira […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The controversial mass dredging operations, that independent scientists believe are likely responsible for creating a marine contamination crisis in Gladstone harbour, are now planned to increase with the addition of a new shipping passage in the harbour. “This is some of the worst possible news for local Gladstone fishing communities, who have lost their harbour, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Napier Port is on track to start dredging for 6 Wharf this week, taking the port one step closer to finishing the wharf by the end of 2022. According to Napier Port general manager infrastructure services Michel de Vos, the GPK – a backhoe dredge operated by Heron Construction – arrived from Lyttleton today and […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government has just released the draft Great Barrier Reef Port Strategy for public comment. Deputy Premier Seeney has stated that: ‘We will confine future development to the existing major ports where there is considerable scope for future development at Abbot Point, at Dudgeon Point in the Port of Hay Point and at several […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today stood by its call for a full Environmental Impact Statement to be done into the land dumping of dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. “Calling for a full environmental assessment process is not ‘scaremongering’ or ‘hysterics’ as Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has alleged. It is the responsible action […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The $1.64 billion expansion of Townsville’s port took a step forward last week with more opportunity for comment on its environmental impact statement (AEIS). State Development Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said that while the expansion was vital, it needed to proceed at no cost to the Great Barrier Reef. “This $1.64 billion proposal includes deepening and […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt’s decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely. “Adani has a long record of environmental destruction and are not a company you would let look after your pot plants, let alone safeguard […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The Belize Natural History Centre at Chaa Creek has applauded a recent government decision to deny approval for a large cruise ship project in an environmentally sensitive area of Southern Belize, according to the Centre’s assistant manager Brion Young. Mr Young said that the decision sends a clear message that Belize is serious about protecting […]

  • 21 February 2013

    Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, announced the Terms of Reference for the Independent Review of the Port of Gladstone. The Independent Review is a key component of the Australian Government’s response to the 2012 decision of the World Heritage Committee regarding the ongoing protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage property. “The […]