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Cyber threats to the mining and waste water industries

The mining industry is under threat from cyber attacks aimed at exploiting its strategic position in global supply chains. Early in our explorations within this sector we discovered that the risks...

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WEDA Elects New Board Members and Issues President’s 2020 Report

WEDA’s 2020 President’s ReportJune 16, 2020On behalf of the Western Dredging Association, I would like to wish you, your families and colleagues the very best during the unprecedented times we are...

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Cees de Bruin, former majority shareholder of Royal IHC, passes away at 74

Netherlands

Obituary From FD, June 27, 2020 By Peter LalkensTranslated from Dutch original Rotterdam investor who came out of anonymity only late in lifeCees de Bruin on a photo from 2016Cees de Bruin on a photo...


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders
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Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link: Denmark approves start of work for €7 billion underwater tunnel to Germany

Denmark

Danish MPs have given the green light to the construction of the Fehmarnbelt underwater tunnel which will reduce travel time between the country and Germany to just a few minutes.Work on the Danish...

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BOA joins DEME on Moray East offshore wind project

Belgium

BOA’s offshore construction vessel (OCV) BOA Sub C has secured a contract with DEME Offshore for work on the Moray East offshore wind project in Scotland.Under the contract, which began on 15 June,...

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Vancouver Shipyards awarded CAD 2.4 billion Joint Support Ship contract

Canada

The Government of Canada has awarded a performance-based National Shipbuilding Strategy contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the full construction of two joint support ships (JSS). Valued...

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Winners on £130m TfL ‘megaproject’ framework announced

United Kingdom

Aecom, Arcadis, Costain and Mace have been named among the winners of Transport for London’s (TfL) £130m framework for the management of “multi-billion megaprojects”.The framework will help deliver...


Project Updates & Industry Developments
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A new threat to trade: Crews stranded because of coronavirus want off cargo ships now - CNN

London (CNN Business)Global trade is facing another coronavirus crisis just as economies begin to reopen: 200,000 seafarers stranded for months by port closures and the collapse in long-haul...


Company & People News/C-Suite Interviews
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WEDA Elects New Board Members and Issues President’s 2020 Report

WEDA’s 2020 President’s ReportJune 16, 2020On behalf of the Western Dredging Association, I would like to wish you, your families and colleagues the very best during the unprecedented times we are...

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Cees de Bruin, former majority shareholder of Royal IHC, passes away at 74

Netherlands

Obituary From FD, June 27, 2020 By Peter LalkensTranslated from Dutch original Rotterdam investor who came out of anonymity only late in lifeCees de Bruin on a photo from 2016Cees de Bruin on a photo...

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Van Oord adapts to changing market circumstances

Netherlands

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 16 June 2020 - As a company operating on a global scale, COVID-19 is having a major impact on our business. Market conditions in the dredging industry are under pressure...


Product and Technical Innovation
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Aboard the Giant Sand-Sucking Ships That China Uses to Reshape the World

China

Massive ships, mind-boggling amounts of sand, and an appetite for expansionism in the South China Sea: the recipe for a land grab like no other.MIT Technology Review Vince Beiser CSIS Asia...

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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems presents results of MUM project

Germany

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has presented the results of a pioneering research project on the feasibility, usability, construction and operation of large modular underwater vehicles. The focus was...

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Huta Marine Gets Split Hopper Barges From APT Global

United Arab Emirates

Huta Group receives delivery of TWO New Split Hopper BargesHerein are some pictorials during different visits of HUTA Marine team at APT Global Marine Shipyard; while taking a lead in the...


Port News
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Danfoss helps mega-port to become hybrid electric

Singapore

Danfoss and a group of Singapore-based companies have inked an agreement to deliver the mega-port’s first newbuild fast launch with a marine electric propulsion system.The...

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Annual dredging programme at the Port of Weipa completed

Australia

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corp. (NQBP) has successfully completed annual maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa, overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.NQBP CEO, Nicolas Fertin,...


Videos
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Brazilian navy scuttles iron ore carrier

Brazil

The Navy carried out, on Friday (12), the sinking of the merchant ship Stellar Banner, which was stranded on the coast of Maranhão for three months due to a crack in the hull. The vessel was at...

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Explosions and major fire on Aframax crude oil tanker, Indonesia VIDEO

Indonesia

Several explosions reported to occur on board of Aframax crude oil tanker JAG LEELA in the morning May 11, followed by major fire with billowing black smoke. Tanker is drydocked at shipyard Belawan,...


Events & Conferences
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New dates for IADC Events

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has been following the Dutch Government’s advisory measures with regard to limiting the spread of...

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Copenhagen to Host WODCON XXIII Dredging Conference

Following the successful WODCON XXII conference, organized by the Chinese chapter of the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) in Shanghai this April, the host of the next WODCON, CEDA, announced the...

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WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting postponed until Oct. 2021

The Eastern Chapter has been working hard to develop a robust program and great opportunities for our meeting at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. Normally at this point in time, we would...

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Exclusive. The GPF Global Ports Leadership Program, 14 - 18 Feb, 2021, Dubai, UAE. Intensive. Small Group.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Exclusive. The GPF Global Ports Leadership Program, 14 - 18 Feb, 2021, Dubai, UAE. Intensive. Small Group.StructureThis five days Global Ports Leadership program is structured to provide a holistic...