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Va. Port’s Big Cranes Symbolize Maritime Industry ‘Arms War’

VA, United States

NORFOLK, Va. — Some of the largest cranes to operate at an East Coast commercial port have arrived in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container...

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Rotterdam Gets First LNG-Powered Dredger

Netherlands

ROTTERDAM: Dutch dredging company Van der Kamp has put into service a unique LNG-powered ‘Ecodelta’ dredger at the Port of Rotterdam.The vessel is designed as a trailing suction hopper with two main...

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The DredgeWire Editors Recommend the Book “Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts and Seas have Shaped Asia’s History” by Harvard Professor Sunil Amrith

Here is an excerpt from a Jan 4/2019 WSJ review: “Mr. Amrith has written a marvelous—and marvelously ambitious—book that sets out to explain how water has shaped the history of Asia. In...

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Ross Island Sand and Gravel Lays Off Workers

OR, United States

(KATU Photo)PORTLAND, Ore. — Ross Island Sand and Gravel in Southeast Portland is closing its concrete division and laying off more than three dozen workers.Ross Island Sand and Gravel is owned...

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Stationary Dredger SEEM 16-640ST « Milady » has Been Launched

France

Stationary dredger SEEM 16-640ST « Milady » with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure has been launched.at Merré shipyard.Delivered in 2019, it is a stationary dredgerl built by Merré shipyard...

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Corps of Engineers Proposes Riverbank Protection Stabilization Project Along Connecticut River in Lyme

MA, United States

CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform a riverbank protection project to stabilize approximately 500 linear feet of riverbank along the...

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Jensen Maritime Provides Design for Shaver Transportation’s New Tugboat – Samantha S

Seattle, United States

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has provided the detailed design for Shaver Transportation Company’s new, Z-drive tug –...

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2018: A Special Jubilee Year for Van Oord

Netherlands

2018 has been quite the year for Van Oord. We christened three new additions to the Van Oord fleet, organised an international symposium, published a book and invited youngsters to join us in...

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Atkins Brings in Arcadis Boss to Head up Transport Arm

United Kingdom

Lizi Stewart joins the consultant after 15 years at Arcadis.Atkins has named Arcadis executive Lizi Stewart as the head of its UK and European transportation division.Stewart joins the SNC-Lavalin...

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City Council, County Commissioners Deadlock on Next Port Chairman (USA - Texas)

TX, United States

The Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners met Monday to choose a new chair for the Port of Houston Authority, but they couldn't come to a consensus.The meeting was filled with confusion...

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Boskalis Gets Wind Project (Netherlands)

Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster from the Netherlands has been awarded a contract for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland, UK.Boskalis will do the...

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No Question of Closure of Dredging Corporation; 3 Ports to Pick up Government Stake: Nitin Gadkari (India - New Delhi)

India

There is no question of closure of state-owned Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) as three major ports, including Visakhapatnam Port, plan to pick up government stake in the company, Shipping...

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Geotechnical/Geophysical Survey Outfit Appoints New CEO (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

UK-based marine survey company Gardline, which became part of Boskalis in 2017, has appointed a new chief executive.The company has announced the appointment of Christiaan Vermeijden as chief...

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Seabed Solutions, Swire Seabed Join Forces for Dredging Services

Norway

Norway-based subsea operations specialist Swire Seabed and compatriot provider of comprehensive ocean bottom seismic (OBS) solutions to the global oil and gas industry Seabed Solutions have signed an...

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DRAGFLOW Takes Part in the Midstream Oil and Gas Congress 2019 (Italy)

Italy

The Midstream Oil and Gas Congress (MOCG) 2019 is dedicated to Oil and Gas Transportation via pipelines. As a matter of fact, with more and more offshore undertakings for the extraction of oil and...