Project Updates & Industry Developments
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California - Coastal resilience and adaptation program bill amended in committee

CA, United States

AB 552 proposes to provide guidance and funding for implementation of climate change and sea level rise action items.SACRAMENTO—State legislators are back in session after their summer break...

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Fleet Cleaner obtains permit for hull cleaning in Antwerp Belgium

Belgium

Hull cleaning company Fleet Cleaner has successfully completed trials in Belgian ports, and now has permission to clean ships in the Port of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent. Fleet Cleaner has designed...

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£19m sandscaping project on the north Norfolk coast nearing completion

United Kingdom

A £19m sandscaping project on the north Norfolk coast, which has seen beaches closed to the public, is close to completion. £19m sandscaping project at Bacton and Walcott. Picture: Chris Taylor...

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Biofuel First For Decommissioning Project

Netherlands

Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and Netherlands-headquartered sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, have announced a joint...

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Port dredger unveiled by Raila still lying idle

Kenya

A multi-million shilling dredging machine unveiled as part of the ongoing Kisumu port expansion is lying idle, seven months after it was commissioned by ODM leader Raila Odinga.The de-silting...

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With dredging incomplete, new coal berth at NMPT idling: KCCI

India

A new berth for mechanised handling for coal at the New Mangalore Port has been lying idle for over two months since its inauguration as it was commissioned before completion of capital dredging and...

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Australia - Mornington beach and its beach boxes cannot be saved, government concedes

Australia

The state government has given up hope of trying to save a popular Mornington Peninsula beach and along with it, dozens of bathing boxes.The sand on Mount Martha North Beach is disappearing with...

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Environmental scientist Colin Creighton shares his thoughts on Lake Cathie

Australia

One of Australia's leading environmental scientists will address the August meeting of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on the dire situation of the ailing waterway at Lake Cathie.The meeting will...

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Altona Safe Boat Harbour Dredging Underway

Australia

The annual dredging of the Altona safe boat harbour, more commonly known as the Altona boat ramp, has kicked off.Council dredges the harbour every year to maintain the required depth and width to...

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Global Dredging Works Market Strategic Insights 2019 – Boskalis, Van Oord, Jan De Nul Group

Global Dredging Works Market report share analysis for the top industry players & new entrants, regional and country level segments, opportunities, threats, challenges, investment...

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Giant 'Sandscaping' Plan to Save Beaches Will Only Put Off the Inevitable

United Kingdom

The benefits of the scheme are immense. Although principally protecting the gas terminal, the dune will extend up and down the coastline around it, protecting 100 homes and the coastal road to the...

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Councillor calls for quicker process to make harbour dredging easier

United Kingdom

A Banff councillor has called for a quicker way of allowing harbour dredging to take place after fears vessels may be left “high and dry”.John Cox is concerned about the health and safety risks which...

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Singapore needs at least $72 billion to bolster coastal defenses against rising sea levels: Lee

Singapore

SINGAPORE – Singapore needs at least $72 billion to build defenses against rising sea levels, its leader said Sunday as the low-lying city-state gears up against the impact of climate...

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NPA to partner Ondo on Deep Seaport project

Nigeria

Ahead the efforts of the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu to ensure that a deep seaport is constructed in his domain, the Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed its...

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Rough weather delays arrival of dredge

New Zealand

Recent rough weather has continued to delay dredging at Oamaru Harbour.The Waitaki District Council last month said the work was due to begin before August 10.However, council projects and assets...