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China Expands its Island-Building Strategy Into the Mid-Pacific


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Boskalis Reports Strong Operational First Half Year

Netherlands

KEY FIGURES FIRST HALF YEAR 2020 Revenue: EUR 1.3 billion EBITDA: EUR 204 million Operating result: EUR 72 million Net operating profit: EUR 48 million Extraordinary charges: EUR 148 million...


Project Updates & Industry Developments
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China Expands its Island-Building Strategy Into the Mid-Pacific

China

The world knows the Republic of Kiribati as a very low-lying nation in the mid-Pacific that is in danger of inundation as the climate changes and sea levels rise.Much less is known about its strategic...

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Dredging Services growing popularity and emerging trends in the market

Ample Market Research has published the latest and most trending Report provides in-depth analysis and the best research material of the various market. This new report on the Global Dredging Services...

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Harbor Deepening Market Is Booming Worldwide | Boskalis, Van Oord, Jan De Nul

Latest launched research document on Harbor Deepening Market study of 149 Pages provides detailed analysis with presentable graphs, charts and tables. The Research Study presents a complete assessment...


Company & People News/C-Suite Interviews
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China’s SPIC buys stake in Brazil’s LNG-fueled power…

China

The Brazilian unit of China’s State Power Investment Corporation Limited will acquire a 33% stake in two plants in the largest power project fueled by super-chilled liquefied natural gas (LNG) in...

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Mixed reaction to Austal's bid to build Spirit of Tasmania ships

Australia

Labor has cast doubt on a major shipbuilder's bid to construct the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels, questioning whether the proposal would create many new jobs in the state.Austal, which is the...

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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (KKWFF) CEO Peter Berdowski on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Netherlands

Okay. Good morning to everybody. Very welcome, most particularly to those here present. It's been a long time since we were actually able to meet each other physically, which in itself is quite...

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Boskalis Reports Strong Operational First Half Year

Netherlands

KEY FIGURES FIRST HALF YEAR 2020 Revenue: EUR 1.3 billion EBITDA: EUR 204 million Operating result: EUR 72 million Net operating profit: EUR 48 million Extraordinary charges: EUR 148 million...


Product and Technical Innovation
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SPI to build first dredger in Argentina from Damen component package

Argentina

Servicios Portuarios Integrados (SPI) in Mar del Plata port in Argentina, has acquired a DOP Dredger component package from Damen Shipyards Group.The Argentinian shipyard will build major components...

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Weeks Marine Buys Ball Joints from Straatman for new Dredger

Recently, Straatman received an order from Weeks Marine for the engineering and production of two Pinch Ball Joints.The Pinch Ball joint is mostly used between a floating pipeline and cutter suction...

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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...


Port News
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Ports in Bangladesh, Vietnam and China to be connected by new shipping service

The Bay Bengal Express 2 Service (BBX2)—a new shipping service connecting the ports of Bangladesh, Vietnam and China—begins operations today, expediting shipments of exports between the...

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Gearless Vessel: WACT Lauds NPA For Dredging Onne Channels

Nigeria

Following the successful berth of one of the World Gearless Container Vessels in Onne Port, Commercial Manager of West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Noah Sheriff, has commended the management of...


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IHC Launch of MOHAB MAMEESH CSD

World

Very impressive launch of the Suez Canal Authority CSD Mohab MAMEESH! Source: youtube

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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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Events & Conferences
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Virtual Maritime Week 2020 is Next Week

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption of the global maritime supply chain. It is still ongoing and will continue to affect the majority of businesses long term.Although every crisis brings...

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ASBPA 2020 National Coastal Conference

2020 Vision for Our Coasts: Navigating Stormy TimesOctober 13-16, 2020The 2020 National Coastal Conference will be hosted online.The National Conference, “2020 Vision for Our Coasts: Navigating Stormy...

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POSTPONED - 2020 WEDA MIDWEST CHAPTER MEETING

World

For the health and safety of all attendees, WEDA's Midwest Chapter Board has decided to postpone the 2020 Meeting until March 16-18, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will still be held...

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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...