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Locals Demand Restoration of Mapusa River on a War Footing (India - Goa)

India

MAPUSA: Huge amount of garbage, waste, sewage and plastic is being dumped into the Mapusa River daily, but the authorities concerned seem to be turning a blind eye to this menace. Several passersby...

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2.7 Billion Investment on its Way to Antwerp’s Port (Belgium)

Belgium

The main obstacles met in the case now appear to have been lifted, although discussions are still ongoing with port authorities regarding the redevelopment of land in concession. The investment’s...

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David v. Goliath: Tug Operators Score Win Over Big Ocean Carriers

The harbor services industry is starting off the new year with a gift from Congress.Not long before adjourning for the holidays, lawmakers approved legislation that would resolve a problem that was...

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IHC Launches World’s Largest CSD

Netherlands

Netherlands based shipbuilder Royal IHC has launched the world’s largest self propelled cutter suction dredger from its yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel.The 165m long Spartacus is the first cutter...

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Swansea 2018 in Review: Dredging, School Work Led Capital Items

United Kingdom

Dredging and preparations for a new building at the Town Beach and capital projects for the school department led the way for improvements in town this past year.The town’s voters rejected a plan for...

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Oregon Considers Jordan Cove's Dredging Permits

OR, United States

A proposed natural gas pipeline and processing facility is at the center of a series of hearings in Southern Oregon starting Monday, Jan. 7.The Canadian company Pembina has applied for what’s called a...

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WMS Adds Dredge Pipe Floaters (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

Expansions to their range include safety markers, wave breakers, debris barriers and pipe floaters. All these products are made of LDPE or HDPE, providing both versatility and robustness in...

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New Boat Lifters Being Installed at Maritime Hub (Malta)

Malta

A 300-ton travel lift is waiting to be put in place at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub while a 700-ton one is also due to be installed in the coming weeks.The lifts, which will run on tracks installed...

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Crowley Takes Delivery of Second LNG-powered Conro Ship (USA - Florida)

FL, United States

Crowley Maritime Corp has completed its US$550M investment in environmentally sustainable shipping and associated port upgrades by taking delivery in late 2018 of Taíno, the second of the world’s...

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Mariner Suggests Redesign of Apapa Port to Create Holding Bays

Nigeria

The Chairman, Genesis Worldwide Shipping Ltd., Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, says there is need to redesign the Apapa Port Area of Lagos State by creating truck holding bays. Ihenacho, a former Minister of...

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Mentor Again Seeks Grant to Design 'Green' Erosion Control at Lagoons, Restore Beach (USA - Ohio)

OH, United States

The city of Mentor continues its search for ways to save on saving its lakefront property.City Council this week will consider legislation to pursue a Coastal Management Assistance Grant application...

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Three-member Team to Visit B'desh for Inland Waterway Project (India/Bangladesh)

Bangladesh

A joint delegation of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and the Tripura government will be visiting Bangladesh this month to study the possibility of building a new waterway connecting the...

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Tunnel Linking Denmark and Germany Wins Approval

Germany

Construction of the nearly 18-km sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link between north Germany and Denmark is now set to start following project approval late December by the German Ministry of...

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Nelson Interested In Seeing Marina Channel Dredged For Future Use

MS, United States

During a conversation last week with Chris Koehler of Koehler Engineering, Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson returned to a topic he had opined on more than once in previous...

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16 Ways People Fought to Save Louisiana's Coast in 2018

LA, United States

There's much to do to address land loss and reduce flooding along the Louisiana coast. Yet, here are 16 ways that progress was made toward those goals in 2018.1. New land builtIn 2018, Louisiana's...