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  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Longer Port Aransas ferry wait times are expected for about two weeks, starting on Wednesday, September 11, according to a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) news release. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel will require DOT to modify its ferry operations, which will result in […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group is demanding the repayment of all installments paid to Croatia’s troubled Uljanik Shipyard, plus interest, after they cancelled an order for Newbuilding 500 – a cutter suction dredger. The Shipbuilding Contract for Hull 500 was signed two years ago between Uljanik d.d. and Dredging and Maritime Management SA (DMM) Luxembourg, the […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The SMS Shoalbuster, a 26-meter Damen Shoalbuster 2609 owned and operated by GSS Marine Services from Rosyth, Scotland, has recently completed a 14.572 nautical miles (NM) round trip that included two transatlantic crossings. The Shoalbuster range is designed as a multi-role workboat optimized for shallow waters, however its high bow and sturdy construction means that […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is investing in seven small craft harbors located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. These projects are valued at more than $1.2 million and involve maintenance, repair, construction and […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Floods in Bangkok and the Thames delta, salt intrusion in Egypt and Bangladesh; these are just some examples of rising risks to coastal river deltas and delta cities driven by rapid urbanization, subsidence and climate change. How to manage the growing risks for population and industry in the deltas will again be debated at the […]

  • 26 July 2012

    Dredging Corporation of India has plunged into a deep slump over the recent period which resulted in a very poor dredging activity, if any, for its fleet. According to the Non-Executive Employees’ Union affiliated to the CITU, this has further resulted in the failure to recover huge amounts of money from clients, such as Sethusamudram […]

  • 18 March 2011

      Dredging forms the basis for many important aspects of our civilised World and is indeed vital to social and economic development, particularly to the construction and maintenance of much of the infrastructure upon which our economic prosperity and environmental well-being depend. The world’s population relies heavily on dredging solutions for creating and maintaining ports for global trade, […]

  • 24 March 2010

    Port building is “going through exciting times”, and backed by keen investor interest, the government is looking to go the whole hog by focussing on their expansion and improving efficiency, shipping secretary, K Mohandas said… [mappress] Source:dna,March 24,2010;

  • 22 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Hudson River dredging released almost 25 times more PCBs into the water than expected, General Electric said Thursday in calling for changes in performance standards before the massive Superfund cleanup resumes. [mappress] Source: Associated Press, January 21, 2010

  • 18 December 2009

    Lean times lie ahead for companies on the hunt for maintenance dredging work, with the real effect of the economic downturn not hitting their balance sheets until next year and beyond… Source: Port Strategy, December 18, 2009;

  • 30 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A proposal of the Puducherry government to upgrade the minor port at Uppalam under the Sagarmala scheme has been recommended for environmental and CRZ clearance by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, reports The Hindu. The Port Department of the Puducherry Government had applied for Environmental and […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Business development

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) yesterday awarded $9.5 million in grants to eight marine highways projects across the Nation under the America’s Marine Highway Program.  The funding supports the enhancement of navigable waterways and expands existing waterborne freight services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A repair package of works up to £10 million has been proposed for the Lower River Aire washlands that were affected by devastating floods. Since the flooding in February, Environment Agency staff have inspected and maintained 130km of river banks and identified more than 40 locations on the lower River Aire that require repair work […]

  • 11 June 2020
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Damen Dredging Equipment today, on its official Linkedin profile, published an interesting story about recent vessel deliveries. The Dutch are known for dredging, and here one can see why. The Damen Dredging yard is situated on sea level, surrounded by a polder below sea level. The entire area is protected by a dike. As a […]

  • 2 June 2020

    Aberdeenshire Council said in their latest release that preparatory works on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme will resume this week. Contractors McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd – who first began construction back in March last year – came off site in March following Scottish Government advice on construction sites in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aberdeenshire […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Infrastructure

    A one-month extension has been granted to enable dredging work in Peel Marina to continue until the end of June and ensure this year’s programme is completed as planned. The operation to remove 44,000 tonnes of silt is progressing well since resuming activity following a four-week hiatus during the enforced shutdown of the construction sector […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Waterways and Environment of Fiji has commissioned emergency dredging works of the Nakauvadra River in Rakiraki in a deal that will see the removal of all the soil by the contractor without Government having to pay for the works, The Fiji Times reports.  Commenting the latest news, Minister Dr. Mahendra Reddy described […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The average age of dredging fleet in Russia is 36 years and the country urgently needs to put new dredgers into operation, Gennady Egorov, director of the St. Petersburg-based Marine Engineering Bureau, said in a recent statement. “As of today, the Russian technical fleet consists of 2,700 vessels. During the past few years, approximately 100 […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and Royal IHC (IHC) successfully launched cutter suction dredger (CSD) MOHAB MAMEESH today, Friday, 15 May. The launching ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen a/d IJssel, The Netherlands. The 29,190kW heavy-duty rock CSD has been specifically designed in close cooperation with SCA, and will be used to maintain […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the latest update on their Centerm Expansion Project. Infilling is continuing this month at the northeast dyke and west end dykes 24 hours, six days a week (Monday to Saturday, with Sunday being the off-day), reported the port. “Once the western dykes are built, we will infill behind […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Good progress continues to be made under the Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS) with the improvements to the wall at River Road, informs the Environment Agency. According to the update, further deliveries of steel sheet piles were made to site week beginning Monday 4 May. This means that all the steel sheet piles needed to […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Manson’s hopper dredger Westport is back in Anchorage – with her very experienced crew – for the final round of a three-year maintenance dredging contract for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in support of the Port of Alaska. The purpose of this project was to provide annual maintenance dredging at the Port of Alaska to […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, will continue its water quality field surveys for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project starting this week. The primary objective of collecting the samples is to analyze water quality within the project area during pre‐project, construction and post‐construction […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    A broad consortium of investors and industry partners from the dredging and offshore sectors and the existing international syndicate of banks of Royal IHC, including the three major Dutch banks, have reached a Heads of Agreement for the acquisition and refinancing. This gives Royal IHC, as an important Dutch maritime player with a strong balance […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and the consequent containment measures taken by national governments, the dredging industry has adapted quickly to the changing circumstances in order to guarantee the safety of their employees, and the direct project environment, and ensure that important (national) infrastructure projects can continue to be developed and maintained. According […]

  • 17 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Harwich Harbor maintenance dredging program, conducted by the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Sospan Dau, is currently underway.  The dredged material will be disposed of to the beneficial sites in the River Stour and River Orwell. Maintenance dredging is carried out approximately five times a year, to ensure that Harwich Harbor’s deepwater channel remains […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Eastland Port’s dredger Pukunui is going about its work in the bay, maintaining the depth of the channel. “Eastland Port, like all ports in New Zealand, is designated an essential service by the government for COVID-19 Level 4,” said chief operating officer Andrew Gaddum. “We’re required to keep the port fully operational at all times, […]

  • 2 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company announced today successful completion of a dredging project at Shinnecock Inlet on Long Island. Works on the $10.7 million West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) emergency replenishment project started in early February. The area first experienced problems last October and was restored several times by smaller replenishment efforts by State […]

  • 29 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 23-29, 2020).   Hopper Dredge Ellis Island Arrives in Carteret County As scheduled one the largest hopper dredges in the United States, the Ellis Island has arrived in Carteret County and is now pumping sand on to the Pine […]