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  • 12 June 2012

    In March 2012, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II announced an order for 36 diesel-electric Lift-Automated Guided Vehicles (Lift-AGVs) from Gottwald representing the first terminal operator to use Lift-AGVs in operations. Now, APM Terminals pushes the boundaries even further by changing the scope from diesel-electric powered Lift-AGVs towards fully electric Battery Lift-AGVs. APM Terminals Maasvlakte II has […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd and Charta Software have announced a partnership to develop a robust, multi-functional software package, called METRIS, (Modelsysteem voor Evaluatie Tijpoortregeling en RIsico’S bodemberoering), meaning ‘Model system to evaluate tidal admission policy and risk of seabed touchdown’, for the Dutch Directorate-General. The partnership aims to meet the […]

  • 7 May 2012

    BAM International, a Dutch construction company, was awarded a contract by APM Terminals to operate a 25-year concession at the Port of Monrovia by the Liberian Government. BAM International signed a contract with Eligoz Industrial Liberia to supply 100,000m3 (130,795 yds³) of sand for the construction of a 600 meter (1,969 feet) quay wall for […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    From Florida to Maine, one unique vessel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maritime fleet earns its “indispensable” reputation 363 days a year by dredging dangerous shoaling in shallow draft federal channel inlets: hopper dredge Currituck. The Currituck recently spent three days dredging the federal channel at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Va., and […]

  • 22 February 2012

    Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamil Nadu successfully hosted a first of its kind B2B meet on US – India Business Growth opportunities in Shipping and Logistics on February 20, 2012 in Chennai. Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S Department of Commerce presided over the event as the Chief Guest […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    An inspection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of the Knights Landing levee system as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of the Knights Landing/Yolo Bypass levee system during January-February 2012. Yolo County, the California Department of Water Resources and the Knights Landing Ridge Drainage District, which maintain […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Citing numerous instances in which Federal officials have ignored environmental laws, regulations and rules of procedure; improperly driven up the cost of the Lower Fox River cleanup; and generally prevented the company from having its day in court, Appleton Papers Inc. (API) sought a new approach for resolving enforcement litigation involving the Lower Fox River […]

  • 5 December 2011

    “We believe that the current period of turbulence in the Mediterranean area could be stabilised within six months, paving the way for the significant recovery in the development of investments from Italian entrepreneurs and those from Campania in particular”. This bright outlook comes from the Paolo Scudieri, chair of the association Study and Research for […]

  • 16 September 2010

    Sunergy, Inc.  is pleased to release an updated report prepared by Robert Levich, CPG, EurGeol, Director and Chief of West African Operations discussing the alluvial gold recovery potential along the Offin River and its tributaries that flow through the eastern portion of our 150 sq. km. Nyinahin gold mining concession in Ghana, West Africa. The […]

  • 3 March 2014

    APM Terminals, the leading global port operator based in The Hague, is currently present in 12 out of the top 20 countries predicted by United Nations to become the biggest countries by population in 2020. “In 2013, APM Terminals invested over USD 1 billion in port infrastructure developments and updates. We will continue to participate […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    DP World today, October 22nd, welcomed the first scheduled vessel, the ‘APL Phoenix’ to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility. Once fully operational next year, the world’s most modern container terminal will add a further 4 million TEU (twenty-foot […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Keeping waterways open for the safe navigation of vessels is no easy task – even for seasoned U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ boat operators who brave the elements year round to collect essential hydrographic survey data that is used to help determine dredging cycles. To ensure operators incorporate safety while working to provide a safe […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dragflow, an Italian manufacturer of heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment, is continuing the development of new products addressing the changing needs of dredging industry. As 2015 is nearing its end, we took the opportunity to speak with Mr. Roberto Martinelli, Dragflow Director, about the company’s 2015 business highlights, achievements and plans for the […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Port of Salalah has welcomed executives and representatives from the shipping world’s largest shipping lines and principal customers in the local market to the handling of its 30 millionth TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) container recently. The distinguishing aspects of Port of Salalah, the second largest port in the region, including its direct connections to […]

  • 14 May 2012

    The workshop of “Technical and Management Standards for Commercial and Industrial Ports”, which was inaugurated by H.E. Saudi Minister of Transport, Chairman of Saudi Ports Authority, concluded on Sunday 6 May 2012. The two-day workshop discussed in seven sessions, 14 research papers and attended by more than 200 participants from various sectors. At the closing […]

  • 5 October 2011

    Demag Cranes has received an order for two Mobile Harbour Cranes from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). KPA is making this investment in line with the increase in capacity and modernisation of a terminal in the Port of Mombasa. Delivery of the cranes is planned for the second half of 2011. “The two Mobile Harbour […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Business & Finance

    On Saturday 24th July 2010 the scale model (1:50) of the powerful self-propelled ocean going rock cutter dredger ‘D’Artagnan’ was formally handed over by DEME’s C.E.O. Alain Bernard to the Panama Canal Authrorities (ACP) during a ceremony in the Miraflores Locks Visitor Centre. The scale model will be permanently exhibited in the most interesting official […]

  • 21 February 2012

    The Port of Sept-Îles has announced  the financial support of the federal government for the construction of the multi-user dock in the Bay of Sept-Îles with a maximum contribution of $55 million, which is 25% of the project costs. The announcement was made in the presence of the Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure […]

  • 3 June 2013

    The sustainable interaction between humankind and planet Earth poses huge hydraulic and environmental engineering challenges. Confronting these challenges one-project-at-atime, while seemingly attractive from a budget management perspective, results in grave inefficiencies in developing and archiving the basic elements that are invariably involved: data, models and tools. Hardly any project is by itself of sufficient scale […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur yesterday commissioned the Wasakuse Water Project at Wasakuse near Ada-Foah and assured the nation of Government’s commitment to restore lost water bodies and prevent them from causing further damage. The project involves the dredging of the 12-kilometre water body, which is an extension of the Volta River to Wasakuse and […]

  • 9 October 2012

    Next month ports authorities and terminal operators from over 11 African countries are heading to Cape Town, South Africa to develop collaborative approaches to ports expansion and regional trade facilitation during the African Ports Evolution 2012 Forum that will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront from 20 – 22 November 2012. The development […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s pre-eminent freight gateway, has reported an improved financial result for the year to 30 June 2014 and a strong outlook following a successful year extending its freight catchment across the country. Group EBITDa increased 5.5% to $142.5 million from $135.0 million as an increase in bulk cargo transported across the […]

  • 21 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reaffirmed his call for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds for a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point. The application for funding was formally submitted to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program and Schumer is urging the agency to approve this application. The proposed […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) was officially opened yesterday with a gala celebration held at the new 1.2 million TEU annual capacity facility at the Port of Santos, featuring Brazilian Minister of Seaports, Antonio Henrique Silveira and 500 invited guests and media representatives. Development of the multi-purpose terminal project in South America’s busiest container port began […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction activities on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Mass., will start on or about Jan. 28, 2013 with tree removal and then followed by fencing and barrier installation. The construction project is located in the footprint generally between the Riverway and downstream to […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding 12 new hazardous waste sites that pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List (NPL) for cleanup under the Superfund program. EPA is also proposing to add another eight sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the […]