Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Congressional panel gets a lesson on marine electrification

In its hearing yesterday on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation” (see earlier story), the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation panel heard testimony from...

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The Technological Evolution of Dredging

From its inception in the late 1800's, the hydraulic, or pipeline, dredge has been the dominant machine used for near-shore and in-shore sediment transportation in the United States. These dredges...

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Storage for Elbe dredged sediment completed

Germany

Two underwater deposit areas to store sediment dredged from the Elbe River, Germany, as part of a deepening project to make it navigable for larger ships,were completed in November 2019.Permanent...

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Is House starting on path to carbon-free U.S. maritime industry?

United States

The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today held a hearing on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation.” And, while much of the focus was...

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Delays put River Parrett dredging scheme funding in doubt

United Kingdom

A key stretch of river in Somerset may not be dredged in the near-future due to funding constraints. The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) is planning to dredge the River Parrett between the M5...

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Singapore’s 1st LNG-Powered Bunker Tanker Delivered

Singapore

Marine Vicky, Singapore’s first LNG-fueled bunker tanker, has been delivered to its owner, Sinanju Tankers Holdings, the shipping company said. The 8,000 dwt newbuild, which was named in September...

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People raise concerns over move to dredge Sal

India

Margao: The 14-km stretch of the Sal river will be dredged in seven phases, even as the state government awaits funds from the Centre to begin the work, which has triggered concerns among the people...

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Dredger still on Surathkal coast; auction plan gets nod

India

Environmentalists fear vessel’s long presence will damage the coastline Dredging vessel Bhagwati Prem that was beached at Surathkal on October 28 night by the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) still...

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2 Ships Fail to Comply with IMO 2020 in Chinese Waters

China

Since the beginning of January 2020, the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has found two ships in Chinese waters to be in breach of new sulphur regulations as they were using...

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5-Year Infrastructure Joint Venture Completed

Belgium

The maritime infrastructure works on and around the weir lock complex along the Lys in Harelbeke in Belgium have been officially delivered.The ‘Leieland’ Joint Venture, a partnership between...

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Dredging of Mongla Port channel to end by June

Bangladesh

The Mongla Port channel dredging project would be completed by June next, facilitating ships with 10-metre draft to anchor at the seaport, officials said.The Mongla Port Authority (MPA) has engaged...

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Jan De Nul completes maritime infrastructure works in Harelbeke

Belgium

Last weekend, 2020 had a festive start with the official inauguration of the maritime infrastructure works on and around the weir lock complex along the Lys in Harelbeke, Belgium. The Joint Venture...

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Two Maradu apartment complexes turn to dust in controlled implosion

India

These are first two of four apartment complexes that were ordered to be demolished for violations of coastal permitting rules.On Saturday, authorities razed two aparmtment complexes in Kochi's...

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Shore power makes shipping cleaner again

The energy transition is in full swing. Huge efforts are underway to reduce the emissions of CO2 and other pollutants. Some sectors are succeeding better and better, but it remains difficult for...

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The world is 'running out of sand', and it's fuelling murders, mafias and ecological devastation

It's difficult to believe that sand — that seemingly innocuous little granule — could cause any trouble, let alone lead to murder.And that's probably because we tend to take it for...