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  • 27 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Panama Canal last week welcomed the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the expanded locks – the 10.589 TEU neopanamax containership Valparaiso Express. This passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that are now able to transit the Expanded Canal since its inauguration in June this year, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said in […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Expansion project continues to gain momentum as it moves closer to completion. In August, while testing of the new locks continued, the three dams adjacent to the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks were completed. These dams are essential to the completion of the new locks project since the water level in the navigational channel of […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced an investment to help develop the Mid-America Port along the Mississippi River in Quincy. The investment will help complete the planning phase for the estimated $80 million intermodal port project that will supply the world market with Illinois products. “The Mississippi River forms our entire western border and is one […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Following the completion of the Port of Grimsby’s single biggest investment project in over 160 years, the newly opened Grimsby River Terminal (GRT) has welcomed its first vessel, securing the port’s position as the UK’s leading automotive handling facility. The MV Ems Highway discharged more than 800 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda vehicles onto the Terminal’s […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – and the Port of Amsterdam have just released the Summer 2020 Construction Update. The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: the connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head; […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    November and December – under the New IJmuiden Sea Lock project – will be dominated by the transportation of the lock gates from South Korea, the sinking operation of the lock gate chamber of the outer head and the construction activities on the walls of the flood defense, reports the Port of Amsterdam. The three lock gates […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2021 includes more than $5.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the Army Corps with more than $181 million for Detroit District projects around the Great Lakes. The Civil Works budget funds the operation and maintenance program, which includes the maintenance of federal shipping channels […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first phase of construction on the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Trade West Construction Inc., informs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The much anticipated mega-project will be constructed in three phases. Trade West Construction will receive almost $53 million to complete this first phase of construction, which […]

  • 10 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has just released the latest update on their New Lock at the Soo project, saying that the works are proceeding according to schedule. At the end of June, Trade West Construction – the contractor for the New Lock at the Soo project’s upstream channel deepening – installed […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Florida Dredge and Dock, LLC (FDD) has won a $1.2 million maintenance dredging contract in Sarasota County, Florida. The project includes dredging works in shoaled areas of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in the vicinity of Venice inlet. The required dredging depth is 9 feet MLLW with a 2-foot allowable overdepth. Officials estimate that approximately […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first few months of excavation for the new Wellington Dock Navigation Channel for Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) have uncovered some exciting new features relating to the origins of the historic Western Docks. As the Port of Dover reports, the impacts on the historic environment are hugely important, the DWDR […]

  • 2 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Peab, a Nordic civil engineering company, has won a contract to renovate the dock at Haakonsvern Naval Base in Bergen. The customer is Forsvarsbygg with the contract value at $12.9 million, the company reports.  Under the project, the Haakonsvern Naval Base dock will be renewed to suit the Royal Norwegian Navy’s new ship structure. “We […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dutch Princess Beatrix, in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, officially opened the 3rd lock chamber Princess Beatrix Lock yesterday. The project was successfully completed by the Sas van Vreeswijk consortium, including TDP NV (in partnership with investment companies TINC and DG Infra Yield), BESIX Group […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    An unusual style of dredger has returned to ‘hoover’ thousands of tonnes of silt from Gloucester Docks this week, allowing vessels of all sizes to continue to visit the city safely. Trialled successfully in 2012, the new method of suction dredging removes built up sediment by using a 22-tonne waterborne ‘hoover’ to suck it up […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Ports David Hodgett today announced three reappointments to the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) Board, as the Port Capacity Project continues. Mr Hodgett said that he was pleased to reappoint Chairman Mark Birrell and Directors David Cranwell and Janice van Reyk. “I’m pleased to announce these appointments at a critical time for the Port […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chris Ransome & Associates, Inc. (CRA), a specialized hydrographic survey company, and Orion Marine Group, a local dredging contractor, have announced that their upcoming half-day dredging seminar, “Dredging Your Docks,” will be held on October 8, 2015, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi. CRA and Orion Marine Group have been conducting dredging conferences at […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lake Carriers’ Association reported yesterday (September 17) that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $75.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for the new Soo Lock project. This matches the amount approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and also matches the amount the Trump Administration requested for FY ’20. Jim Weakley, […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port of Dover has just released this very interesting time-lapse video which covers the start of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) marine civil engineering construction over a six-month period (Jan 2017 – June 2017). The principal contractor, VSBW – a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, is to deliver the marine structures and […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    An official visit to mark completion of new flood defenses at Albert Dock in Hull will take place on Tuesday, December 1. Representatives from the Environment Agency, Hull City Council, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, Associated British Ports and the local community will inspect the works which include 1.6 kilometers of new flood walls. The […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District, as tasked by FEMA, recently awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, in the amount of $69.8 million to remove sediment and debris resulting from Hurricane Harvey from the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. “This emergency project funded by FEMA involves the removal […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Queen Alexandra lock has guarded the Port of Cardiff since 1905, now, as part of a £3.6 million investment across the region the inner lock gates have been replaced. The Port of Cardiff is the first of three of Associated British Ports’ South Wales ports to receive major structural engineering work with the installation […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The official inauguration of a new lock complex along the Lys river in Harelbeke, Belgium, took place last week, Jan De Nul said in their latest announcement.  The Joint Venture ‘Leieland’, of which Jan De Nul Group is part, designed and built the new lock and dam in order to improve the connection over water […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Flemish Government has adopted the final preference decision for a new sea lock in Zeebrugge, confirming that the new sea lock will be built on the location of the old Visart lock. The Visart lock (1907) does no longer meet the modern standards of the shipping industry, the officials said in the release. Hence, […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After an intensive tendering procedure the Scheldt Committee is planning to award the Terneuzen New Lock Construction Contract to the Sassevaart consortium, reports DEME. The following parties belong to this consortium: BAM Infra B.V., DEME Infra Marine Contractors B.V., Dredging International N.V., BAM Contractors N.V. and Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere N.V. According to DEME, the final award […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. This important step marks the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal has taken another important step forward toward the completion of the Expansion Program as it begins to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks. The news signals the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of operational tests and quality control that will, eventually, prepare the Canal to accommodate larger […]