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  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, recently awarded a $32.8 million contract to the Dutra Group for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach. Sand will be placed on critically eroded portions of Fernandina Beach in areas not routinely renourished. Using sand dredged […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Avon cleanup program in Bath is currently underway. The Environment Agency is removing abandoned cars and up to 150 shopping trolleys from the riverbed in the center of the city. The abandoned vehicles and other objects were identified by the Environment Agency during a recent survey of the city’s flood defenses. They have […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A dredging scheme aimed to save the commercial shrimping industry in McClellanville, South Carolina, is currently underway, MS News Now reports. “It’s been about ten years since Jeremy Creek was dredged and now it’s finally happening,” said McClellanville Mayor Rutledge Leland. He added that this dredging project was needed for the sake of the commercial shrimpers who make […]

  • 18 December 2012

    African Minerals has decided to expand existing rail and port infrastructure at Pepel rather than develop a new port at Tagrin Point. This decision follows a scoping level review of expansion options as it continues to ramp up production at the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone. It says this will result in substantial […]

  • 30 January 2014

    A major new European research project began this month to look at the impact of vegetation on waves using satellite data and field measurements. The ultimate aim of the study will be to develop a software tool for water managers and consultants that will allow them to determine the role of vegetation in damping waves […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that can carry up to 5,000 TEUs. […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Provincial Government of Maguindanao is about to start a major dredging project that will save low-lying communities in Maguindanao and nearby provinces from floods. The project, set to begin by the end of the month, involves the dredging of the 220,000-hectare Liguasan marshland, also known as Maguindanao marshland. The project will mitigate flooding that has […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, recently released this very interesting short documentary named ‘The Story of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project’, explaining how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations. Implementation of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration project began in winter of 2016 with […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Drewry, global shipping consultancy, has carried out a simulation study of the operational and financial impacts on lines, terminal operators, ports and other supply chain stakeholders as vessel size increases up to and beyond 18,000 TEU. The study results suggest that the economies of scale, that have been a key feature of the liner industry, […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand First is taking action to stop any further commercial expansion of Auckland’s port. “With massive opposition in Auckland we have moved quickly with a Bill to freeze the size of the port and push any future growth to other ports,” said New Zealand First Leader and Member for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A group of experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, Port of Palm Beach and the local Harbor Pilots Association, achieved a victory when they received approval to release the final Integrated Feasibility Report for the Lake Worth Inlet study. This significant milestone was achieved after the report was presented to Corps […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Business & Finance

     Delta Marine Consultants, an international maritime engineering company, has just released this very interesting video about the Deltaflume tests for the Afsluitdijk project in the Netherlands.  Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, marked the official start of works on the Afsluitdijk project on April 1, 2019. In the coming years, […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A tender to select consultant who will conduct studies and design for the third phase of the Port of Salalah expansion project has been released by the Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications. According to the Ministry, the selected consultant will conduct a study on the third phase expansion and will design the expansion program. The tender documents […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Salt Ponds Coalition has just released this very interesting video about recently completed Ninigret Pond dredging and marsh restoration project in Charlestown, R.I. Partners of this restoration program, conducted by the environmental services and marine construction firm J.F. Brennan, included Salt Ponds Coalition, Save the Bay, Coastal Resources Management Services, Towns of Charlestown and Westerly, RI, […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first pile for UWT container center new quay in the Johan Frisohaven was driven on Tuesday, February 2nd 2015. The quay will have a length of 165 meters and an initial depth of 7 meters and eventually around 10 meters. UWT will use the quay to replace one of the current ones in the 1st Eemhaven. The […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In a significant milestone, DP World has welcomed the very first vessel to navigate the new channel on the Soai Rap River to its Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The MSC vessel Xutra Bhum, with a nominal TEU (twenty foot equivalent container unit) capacity of 2378 and dwt of […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Rohde Nielsen, a Danish dredging company, has won the Port of Tauranga dredging contract. This project will involve deepening and widening of the shipping channels from 12.9 meters to 14.5 meters depth inside the harbor and 15.8 meters outside the harbor. Work will be undertaken with a combination of trailer suction hopper dredger and backhoe, and is scheduled […]

  • 23 October 2013

    All four of the super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes that arrived at the Port of Savannah in June are now fully operational at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal. The cranes arrived on a specialized vessel June 5. After the cranes were offloaded, crews began raising the booms, and the electrical and machinery housings roughly 100 […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin constructing temporary emergency levees on 2nd Street in Fargo, N.D., on April 26. The plan is to begin on the north side of 2nd Street near 5th Ave. North and work south along the river. The Corps estimates it will take approximately 28,000 cubic […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Two vessels sank in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday while conducting dredging operations in the area, the Coast Guard reported today. Towing vessel Miss Sammy Lee was the first on the scene of the incident and successfully managed to save both crews. There were no reported injuries. A Coast Guard Station Dauphin […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter made the following statement in response to developments in the settlements with BP and the U.S. Department of Justice. A settlement was reached with DOJ this morning assessing criminal charges against BP. “With these unprecedented criminal penalties assessed, I urge the Obama administration to be equally aggressive in securing civil monies […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is the lead Senate Republican negotiator for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), said that he modified the Port of Iberia authorization in the final bill to allow the deepening project to move forward. “The Port of Iberia, known as the Gulf Coast Cajun Connection, needed to be […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The upper reaches of Enoggera Creek will be restored as part of a $150,000 project funded by the Queensland Government. Member for Ashgrove Campbell Newman said the project would be delivered as part of the Queensland Regional Natural Resources Management Investment Program. “Enoggera Creek suffered significant damage during the January 2013 floods, having also been […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In December 2013 Konecranes received an order for six Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Sociedad Portuaria Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura, S.A. (TCBUEN) in Colombia. This will be Konecranes’ first delivery of container handling cranes to Colombia. “We are very enthusiastic about this first order to TCBUEN and Colombia. TCBUEN is part of Grup […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    Caterpillar is introducing a revised line-up of 20-24 tonne E Series crawler excavators. The Cat® 320E, 323E and the reduced radius 320E RR adopt the EU Stage IIIB Cat C6.6 ACERTTM engine, providing reduced emissions and fuel consumption savings of up to 11%, compared to comparative D Series models while providing fuel savings of 8% […]

  • 24 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    FSUE “Rosmorport” recently released a report which sums up activities and results of the company during the first two months of 2020. In the report, among other things, the company announced that they continue the work to arrange for navigation sizes in the seaports of Kavkaz, Makhachkala and Korsakov where the total amount of excavated […]