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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

United Kingdom

The installation could power 4.5 million homes.Energy firm SSE announced on Friday that construction for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project had begun. The huge offshore wind farm is located...

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Bangladesh: Floating island ready for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam, Associated PressDHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, officials say, but no date has...

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Panama Canal marks 20 years of US handover

Panama

By Juan Zamorano, Associated PressPANAMA CITY — Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the...


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders
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Costliest dredging for Mekong river set

Thailand

CHIANG KHONG: Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau...

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Report: DSME Eyes USD 6.8 Bn Orderbook Target in 2020

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. has set sights on obtaining USD 6.8 billion worth of orders in 2020, Yonhap reported citing a company official.The target...

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Boskalis Awarded Sizable FSRU Contract In El Salvador

Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a sizable (1) contract to connect an offshore Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to an onshore power plant in El Salvador....

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Boskalis Awarded Multi-Year Maintenance Contract For Port Of Rotterdam In The Netherlands

Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the maintenance dredging in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ensuring the continued safe access to the port. The...


Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

United Kingdom

The installation could power 4.5 million homes.Energy firm SSE announced on Friday that construction for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project had begun. The huge offshore wind farm is located...

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Panama Canal Unveils New Measures to Sustain Water Levels

Panama

The Panama Canal has decided to implement a series of new measures beginning February 15 to sustain an operational level of water and provide reliability to users while it implements a long-term...

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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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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...


Company & People News/C-Suite Interviews
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BIMCO Names New Secretary General & CEO

Denmark

The world’s largest shipping association BIMCO has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary-General & CEO with effect from June 2020. Mr. Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine...

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Damen Announces More Technical Seminars In Nigeria For 2020

Nigeria

Shipbuilder aiming to increase knowledge and transfer of skills in support of local industry developmentFollowing the success of the Technical Seminars that it introduced in Nigeria in 2019, Damen...

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Foundation installation successfully completed at Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

Belgium

DEME has successfully completed the installation of 58 monopile foundations and two offshore substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. The last monopile...

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Korean Register Names Its New Chairman & CEO

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

The Korean Register (KR) has appointed Hyung-chul Lee as its 24th Chairman & CEO. Hyung-chul Lee takes the helm at joined KR after over 30 years of service in the classification society, holding...


Product and Technical Innovation
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Wärtsilä helps short-sea go LNG

China

Four new next-generation 5,800 DWT LO/LO (lift-on, lift-off) short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will be among the first-ever of their type to be LNG-fueled. Ordered by...

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Hyundai Samho Gets USD 280 Mn Orders for Two Ships

Korea, Republic of

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group, has received two new orders that have a combined worth of KRW 323.7 billion (USD 280.2 million).Under the...

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Sea Trials Of Damen Mexican Navy Frigate Complete

Netherlands

Working in close cooperation, Damen Shipyards Group, the Mexican Navy, subcontractors and suppliers have completed successful sea trials of the Mexican Navy’s POLA-class ARM Reformador. The...

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Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion

Netherlands

Peruvian maritime services provider Tramarsa has taken delivery of a Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 450. Tramarsa will be providing the tools to its subsidiary company Salaverry Terminal...


Port News
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Shipping Ministry plans to bring new law to govern port

India

The government is planning to bring a new law to govern ports, which also including empowering the Union Ministry of Shipping to fix the minimum distance between two ports or to alter the limits of...

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Adani Ports To Take Majority Stake in Krishnapatnam Port

India

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer, operator and part of the Adani Group, has decided to acquire a controlling stake in Krishnapatnam Port Company...

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Emden Readies For LNG Roro Ships

Germany

German vehicle handling port Emden has deepened its outer harbour and is expanding elsewhere to meet the challenge of bigger ships in 2020, Tom Todd reports.Deepening of the port’s 400m long and 45m...

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Nigeria: Transformation of Eastern Ports

Nigeria

Like many sectors of the Nigerian economy, the maritime sector had its share of the many challenges that hit the economy. But with clever policy direction things turned out differently for sections...


Videos
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Video: Cargo Ship Crashes Into Cliff off Sardinia, Crew Evacuated

Italy

An Italy-flagged cargo ship ran aground off the coast of south-western Sardinia after encountering rough weather on December 21, 2019, the Italian Coast Guard said. The 8,100 dwt vessel, identified...

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Events & Conferences
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Closing the Loop on Wastewater in China and the United States

Wastewater is often out of sight and out of mind. It disappears from our lives, flowing through pipes and underground sewers for treatment in often-distant plants. Yet treated wastewater replenishes...

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Plans Unveiled for Antwerp XL 2020

Belgium

Antwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk, will have an expanded show floor and an even greater international audience when it returns to the Port of Antwerp on...

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WEDA, Galveston - People at the Ice Breaker

Galveston, TX - The 2019 Gulf Coast Chapter WEDA two day conference kicked off in Galveston, TX at the San Luis Resort. The icebreaker was well attended with over 100 people. A special recognition...

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Newport Beach to Host Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

The Western Dredging Association is gearing up for the Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference that will be held in Newport Beach, CA from Tuesday, October 29, through Thursday, October 31,...