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  • 21 May 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has ruled out the possibility of floods in Bangkok, saying the rainy season this year is coming late as forecast. In this Saturday’s government talk show, Mr. Plodprasob disclosed that the combined amount of water in major dams was one percent lower than that of last year. The dams […]

  • 8 March 2012

      The health and future of Australia’s World Heritage icon, the Great Barrier Reef, is under investigation as Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters held a detailed and productive briefing with the United Nations mission team last night. “I am greatly encouraged that UNESCO is scrutinising Government claims that their proposed strategic assessment of […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that included in the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations committee bill is $2 million for Scoggins Dam upgrades, $48 million for small ports and over $300 million for additional port programs. “The funding included in the appropriations bill will be a huge relief to Oregon’s port communities […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, has successfully completed a tailings pond dredging job at an iron mine in Brazil. Dragflow was called to face with the problem of dredging and returning the tailings back to a ‘Mineral Duct’. In addition, it was crucial for the project to maintain […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the £100 million Boston Barrier project, which received final Government approval just before Christmas, are about to begin, according to the Boston Borough Council. The scheme – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – was given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Rotterdam and Jakarta will be exchanging knowledge about urban water management and the effects of climate change for another three years. This was announced today, during Prime Minister Rutte’s economic mission to Indonesia where a new partnership agreement was signed. The exchange program, which is called ‘Dutch Training & Exposure Program Rotterdam – DKI Jakarta’, is jointly […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    IHC Merwede has launched a new budget range of small hopper dredgers under the name of Easydredge. This is in response to the increasing global demand for smaller dredgers. The sophisticated design, standardised components and smart production choices make the Easydredge vessel an extremely cost-effective concept with a short delivery time. The Easydredge series bridges […]

  • 13 December 2011

    Almost 75,000 Australians have signed a petition calling on UNESCO to intervene and help put a stop to dredging in the Great Barrier Reef. Lobby group GetUp will present the petition to a UNESCO official in Paris on Wednesday on behalf of the 74,708 Australians who signed it. Their concerns centre around an approval to […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On October 9, ZPMC won three bids consecutively in the domestic and overseas port machinery market, with a total contract value of nearly 2.9 billion yuan. The purchase by the customer in Doha, Qatar marks ZPMC’s products have entered the 84th country. Abroad, ZPMC signed a sales contract for 12 double-lifting shore cranes and 38 […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    As the UK experiences torrential rain and storm-level events, The Rothen Group is stressing the importance of regular infrastructure works on an ageing canal and waterway network. Critical infrastructure projects such as bank stabilization, keeping overflow weirs free of rubbish and keeping on top of vegetation removal are all vital to the health of the […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The Damen Shipyards Group is constructing a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) 650 for Australian client Gippsland Ports. The TSHD will be the first Damen dredger to operate in the country. The client will use the dredger to maintain entry to the port of Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes system, in Victoria, which is […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) has published an annual update of the study on the economic importance of the Flemish maritime ports – Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend and Zeebrugge -, the Liège port complex and the port of Brussels. The contribution of each port to the national economy is estimated on the basis of the […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At the beginning of June, the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament allocated EUR 265 million for the widening of the Eastern section of the Kiel Canal. In April, the committee had already approved EUR 485 million for construction of a fifth lock in Brunsbüttel. To speed up the remaining planning and tendering for […]

  • 25 September 2012

    This year at the 20th annual Security Essen, Sonardyne International Ltd and its subsidiary company Marine and Remote Sensing Solutions (MARSS) Ltd. will be displaying their automated surface and underwater security system in Hall 8 on the European Commission stand. Held in Essen, Germany, the event is the leading world forum for security and fire […]

  • 23 April 2012

      Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that APMT – AP Moller Terminal, part of the Maersk Group – has selected Imtech as partner, together with the constructing companies Dura Vermeer and GMB, to realise a high-tech container terminal at the second Dutch Maasvlakte. The total contract value for […]

  • 30 December 2011

    Congressman Maurice Hinchey has received assurances that the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WIRE will continue to remain in Saugerties, New York. The flood waters caused by Hurricane Irene deepened the Esopus Creek, allowing for safe passage of the vessel throughout the coming winter months. Nevertheless, Hinchey is now working with the Coast Guard and the […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday’s ground-breaking ceremony marked the next phase of a port improvement project that will drive economic growth for Ziguinchor, the main economic city in southern Senegal’s Casamance region.  The ceremony marked the start of construction for a new fishing port within the overall Ziguinchor port area. According to an official announcement, this is the second […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    IADC (International Association of Dredging Companies) has just announced the 3nd IADC Safety Award 2017 nominee: Damen Shiprepair – CCTV System. In an effort to reduce the dangers to crew both inside and outside a vessel, Damen Shiprepair entrusted a CCTV-system (installed by RBC) with overseeing activities taking place in high-risk locations, including the engine, […]

  • 5 June 2014

    Communities along Yarriambiack Creek will be able to better prepare for future flooding thanks to a $200,000 detailed flood investigation, Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced. In Warracknabeal today with Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy, Mr Walsh said the investigation would update flood mapping for 70 kilometres of land along Yarriambiack Creek, from Warracknabeal […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a leading cement manufacturer announced their strategic involvement with the construction of the Colombo South Harbour. The new South Harbour is the only harbour in South Asia to be able to accommodate Triple E Class vessel and could become one of the main transhipment hubs. Kiran Redkar, the Chief Executive, […]

  • 22 April 2013

    The chairman and chief executive of the Somerset Consortium of Drainage Boards described a meeting with two Defra ministers on the Somerset Levels to discuss flooding as ‘encouraging’. Peter Maltby, Chairman, and Nick Stevens, Chief Executive, pressed the case for Government to help fund flood alleviation works for the Somerset Levels with Farming Minster David […]

  • 15 May 2012

    The Science and Technology Minister has admitted that inefficient water resources management is the root to the country’s inundation problem while insisting that the construction of Mae Wong Dam will not cause environmental impact. Speaking at a seminar concerning the flood crisis and budget allocation for appropriate water management in the future, Science and Technology […]

  • 1 July 2010

    United State’s Republican, Senator John McCain, has introduced legislation that would fully repeal the Jones Act, a 1920s law that he says “hinders free trade and favours labour unions over consumers”. The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between waterborne ports of the United States be carried by vessels built in the United States […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A seal pup brought work on a new £36 million coastal protection scheme to a grinding halt at Holland beach. The yearling was spotted on a sand bank where contractors were due to start their next shift building up a fish tail groyne. The shift was held back while the pup was collected from its […]

  • 26 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, plans to repair the section of the Barcelona Harbor west breakwater, damaged by storms in the fall of 2015, as soon as weather conditions allow and do not pose significant safety risks to the crew tasked with performing the work. “The Army Corps of Engineers is eager […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Southington-Cheshire YMCAs are seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to impact waters of the U.S. in conjunction with placing fill material and dredging Sloper Pond in Southington (CT). The applicants plan to excavate out sediment from Sloper Pond and discharge approximately 2,600 square feet of fill material into […]