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Valeport Launches New Marine Sensing and Monitoring Instruments at Ocean Business

Valeport Launches New Marine Sensing and Monitoring Instruments at Ocean Business

United Kingdom

·         new Bathy2 – an enhanced, robust integrated instrument to provide reliable and accurate density corrected depth data up to 6000m ·         new miniIPS2 and uvSVX – with unique interchangeable pressure heads, these next-gen sensors benefit users who work at different depths ·         new SWiFT CTD and SWiFT CTDplus – designed for a seamless workflow, these user-friendly profilers deliver improved accuracy and versatility to… Read More

Climate change threats including storms, rising sea levels and flooding have stimulated the dredging industry to find new sustainable solutions.

Climate change threats including storms, rising sea levels and flooding have stimulated the dredging industry to find new sustainable solutions.

World ,

Evidence-based science The scientific community has confirmed that the Earth’s climate is changing. Climate events are becoming more extreme with higher temperatures and changing precipitation (snow and rain) rates and patterns. Some of these extremes have been linked to the increasing levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases caused by human activities. Dredging & climate… Read More

Covid forces postponement of Rotterdam ports conference—The Smart Digital Ports of The Future 2021—from November to May 2022

Covid forces postponement of Rotterdam ports conference—The Smart Digital Ports of The Future 2021—from November to May 2022

Netherlands

The Smart Digital Ports of The Future 2021 conference, due to take place in Rotterdam in November has new dates! After a thorough evaluation of the persistent effects of COVID restrictions on travel and the nature of our business, our management team has decided to postpone the event until May 2022. We strongly feel this is… Read More

Maersk completes the acquisition of B2C Europe Holding B.V.

Maersk completes the acquisition of B2C Europe Holding B.V.

Denmark

Based in The Netherlands, B2C Europe is a 20-year-old- European logistics company focused on business to consumer (B2C) parcel delivery services in Europe with a focus on cross-border deliveries. Maersk announced its intent to acquire B2C Europe on August 6th, 2021. Copenhagen, Denmark, This acquisition strengthens A.P. Moller – Maersk’s E-commerce Logistics products suite in… Read More


Company & People News/Dredge Mining

Wärtsilä and Solvang to collaborate on retrofitting carbon capture and storage system on Clipper Eos

Norway

Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment and Solvang ASA, a Norwegian shipping company, have agreed on a full-scale pilot retrofit installation of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system on one of Solvang’s ethylene carriers, the 21,000-cbm Clipper Eos. Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment designs the retrofitted unit while it also completes a land-based 1MW test system at its Moss… Read More

Seanergy Maritime announces acquisition of its 17th Capesize vessel

Greece

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with an unaffiliated third party to  purchase a Capesize vessel. In addition, the company has recently completed the sale and  delivery of its oldest Capesize vessel, the M/V Leadership, 2001-built, to its new owners, according to the company’s release. The vessel was built in 2010… Read More

Ørsted brings in Glennmont Partners as a 50% shareholder of Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark

Today, Ørsted has signed an agreement with Glennmont Partners (’Glennmont’), who will be acquiring a 50 % ownership share in Ørsted’s 900 MW German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 3. The wind farm, which was awarded at EUR 0 per MWh in 2017 and 2018, is expected to be commissioned in 2025, subject to Ørsted’s… Read More

Saildrone Ready to Advance Ocean Intelligence with $100M Series C Funding Round

World ,

Led by BOND, the financing will be used to scale production to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical ocean data. Saildrone is thrilled to announce the close of our $100 million Series C funding round, which will allow us to accelerate production and scale go-to-market functions to meet the rapidly growing market demand for… Read More


Events & Conferences

WODCON XXIII announced for Denmark

World ,

The 23rd version of the World Dredging Congress and Exhibition, WODCON XXIII, will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16th to 20th May 2022. The triennial crown jewel of global dredging summits returns to the Europe, Middle East and Africa region under the auspices of the Netherlands based Central Dredging Association (CEDA) on behalf of… Read More

Sovcomflot President & CEO Igor Tonkovidov confirms participation in 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference

World ,

The event will be held by IAA PortNews on 27 October 2021 in partnership with Gazprom and Sovcomflot Sovcomflot President & CEO Igor Tonkovidov has confirmed his participation in the 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference. For the fourth time in a row, Sovcomflot supports the LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference as its Partner. The event programme… Read More

40th anniversary for key Dutch trade show Europort

Netherlands

This year’s first post Covid face-to-face Europort exhibition will take place from 2 to 5 November in Rotterdam Ahoy and its brand new convention centre. It is the 40th edition of Europort, making it one of the longest established maritime exhibitions in the world. It will come as little surprise that ‘Charting the path to… Read More

Covid forces postponement of Rotterdam ports conference—The Smart Digital Ports of The Future 2021—from November to May 2022

Netherlands

The Smart Digital Ports of The Future 2021 conference, due to take place in Rotterdam in November has new dates! After a thorough evaluation of the persistent effects of COVID restrictions on travel and the nature of our business, our management team has decided to postpone the event until May 2022. We strongly feel this is… Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

APM Terminals appoints new Head of Decarbonisation

Netherlands

APM Terminals further strategizes its decarbonisation efforts with the appointment of Sahar Rashidbeigi as its new Head of Decarbonisation effective 1 November 2021, according to the company’s release. APM Terminals is making a leap in its efforts towards carbon neutral operations with the creation of a dedicated function fully focused on decarbonisation. Sahar Rashidbeigi, experienced… Read More

Koos Timmermans appointed as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam Authority

Netherlands

With effect from 1 October 2021, on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board, the shareholders have appointed Koos Timmermans as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Mr Timmermans has operated at the highest management level within the ING Group for more than twelve years and was vice-chairman of ING Bank for many years. He… Read More

Carnival UK names Sture Myrmell as President

United Kingdom

A proven leader who most recently served as president of Carnival Australia, Myrmell will now provide his expertise and strategic vision for the United Kingdom’s largest cruise operator Carnival UK, whose P&O Cruises UK and Cunard cruise line brands are part of Carnival Corporation & plc, on September 28 announced Sture Myrmell as its new… Read More


Port News

Port of Rotterdam throughput rises substantially again in Q3

Netherlands

Goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam rose to 118.5 million tonnes in the third quarter, 14.6% more than in the same period last year. Throughput was 350.1 million tonnes through to the end of the third quarter, an increase of 8.6% on 2020. During that time, there was strong growth in almost all throughput… Read More

Port of Rotterdam Appoints Allard Castelein for a third term

Netherlands

The shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam Authority – consisting of the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch State – have appointed Allard Castelein for a third term on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board. Castelein will remain president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until the summer of 2023, after which he will leave… Read More

Wind turbines are on the rise

Belgium

The port of Antwerp has been handling goods for the production of renewable energy, such as wind turbines, for more than a decade now. In that period, the global wind energy market has nearly quadrupled. And as the market itself has grown, so has Port of Antwerp’s expertise. Wind turbine components, such as motors, hubs,… Read More

Port of Antwerp continues to grow and consolidates strong position in reefer market

Belgium

Container traffic continues to enjoy continuous growth, increasing 2.3% in tonnes (105.4m tonnes) and 2.8% in TEUs (9,100,620 TEUs) after nine months compared to 2020. Conventional breakbulk has grown by 62.7%, primarily due to the strong growth in steel trade (+65.9%). September was the best month of the year for the conventional breakbulk segment and… Read More


Product and Technical Innovation

Nemport orders fleet of Konecranes Noell RTGs

Turkey

NEMPORT LÌMAN ÌŞLETMELERI (Nemport) in Izmir, Turkey, has ordered 10 Konecranes Noell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to handle growing container traffic. The order was booked in July and the cranes will be delivered in October 2022, according to the company’s release. Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers,… Read More

Wärtsilä next generation navigation simulator to power the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety in Singapore

Singapore

Wärtsilä Voyage will deliver the next generation navigational simulator for Singapore’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) to prepare seafarers for shore-based remote management of vessels and autonomous ship operations. CEMS is a collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Singapore Polytechnic, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The next… Read More

Valeport Launches New Marine Sensing and Monitoring Instruments at Ocean Business

United Kingdom

·         new Bathy2 – an enhanced, robust integrated instrument to provide reliable and accurate density corrected depth data up to 6000m ·         new miniIPS2 and uvSVX – with unique interchangeable pressure heads, these next-gen sensors benefit users who work at different depths ·         new SWiFT CTD and SWiFT CTDplus – designed for a seamless workflow, these user-friendly profilers deliver improved accuracy and versatility to… Read More

World’s 1st LNG-Fueled Wind-Assisted CO2 Carrier Ordered By Northern Lights

Norway

The Northern Lights joint venture has awarded contracts for the construction of two dedicated CO2 carriers to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. As part of the first phase of its CO2 transport and storage infrastructure development, Northern Lights is building two dedicated CO2 carriers, each with a cargo size of 265,000 cubic feet and a… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Leading cargo owners commit to “zero by 2040” target

World ,

Amazon, Ikea and Unilever are among a group of leading cargo owners that have committed to progressively switch all of their ocean freight to vessels powered by zero-carbon fuels by 2040. Along with Brooks Running, Frog Bikes, Inditex, Michelin, Patagonia and Tchibo, they are the first signatories to a 2040 ambition statement facilitated by Cargo… Read More

Impact of Covid-19 on Dredging Boat Market – Revenues to spike over 2020-2025

World ,

The new Market Research recently released a new report titled Dredging Boat Market Size Report, Growth and Forecast 2020-2025, Breakdown Data by Company, Key Regions, Types and Applications. The report has been compiled using primary and secondary research methodology that will provide a precise and precise understanding of the Dredging Boat market. Analysts used a… Read More

Dredging at Portishead “low risk”, insist power station bosses

United Kingdom

A licence was granted in August to dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment Dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from Hinkley Point into the Bristol Channel at Portishead carries a “very low risk”, project leaders say. Chris Fayers, the 3.2-gigawatt power station’s head of environment, said the material had been tested… Read More

Bagudu canvasses dredging of River Niger to control floods in hydroelectric power producing areas

Nigeria

The Kebbi state governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has called for the dredging of River Niger and de-silting of water bodies, to solve the perennial problem of flooding in the hydroelectric power producing areas. Bagudu made the suggestion at a one-day stakeholder meeting on the dissemination of a report on the outcome of a needs assessment… Read More


Upcoming Projects/Contracts/Tenders

MAN could get contract for ammonia-fueled engine by 2023

Germany

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. (MES-M) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). The MOU will see MAN keep the two Japanese companies updated on the low-speed, ammonia-fueled main engine that it is currently developing, with the ultimate intention of creating the basis for a more… Read More

Harwich Haven deepening inner harbour

United Kingdom

Dutch dredging majors Boskalis and Van Oord have been jointly contracted for the deepening of the inner harbour area of Harwich Haven UK in a 50-50 contract valued at €140m. Under the agreement, Boskalis and van Oord will dredge the Harwich approach channel and inner harbour from 14.5m to 16m to allow the largest containrships… Read More

Electric ferries contract

Netherlands

Two new zero emissions electric ferries will be built for the Riveer ferry service in the Netherlands. Holland Shipyards Group has signed a contract for the vessels, due to be delivered at the end of 2022. Aldermen Joost van der Geest, Hans Tanis and Theo Boerman, from Gorinchem, Altena and Hardinxveld-Giessendam respectively, signed the contract… Read More

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Belgium

Ørsted Wind Power S/A and Jan De Nul Group announce the signing of the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one offshore substation topside at Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm. The transport and installation will start in 2023 and will be the first assignment… Read More


USACE

USACE Vicksburg District’s Holly Porter named 2021 Program Manager of the Year

United States

Success comes in many forms, and many attribute their personal success to those who have helped them achieve it. Holly Porter, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, credits her success to those who helped pave the way for her. Porter was recently named the 2021 USACE Program Manager of the… Read More

Japan Engineer District Prepares For Devolution

Japan

SAGAMI GENERAL DEPOT, JAPAN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Japan District went through the motions of a simulated disaster April 27 as a way to stay current in continuity of their emergency operations protocol. According to the disaster scenario, a large earthquake rattles Tokyo damaging Japan Engineer District Headquarters on Camp Zama,… Read More

Scottish Ports Group Publishes 2021 Scottish Election Priorities

MA, United States

The Scottish Ports Group has today published its six key policy priorities for the 2021 Holyrood Election, focussing on connectivity, energy transition, consenting and the environment, cruise, Freeports and fishing, BPA said in a media release. The ‘Scottish Ports Manifesto’ includes a number of key requests of the Scottish Government, including; A new road investment… Read More

374 CES and USACE Partner to Remove Abandoned Fuel Tanks

Japan

In 2019, the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $63 million contract to the NIPPO Corporation, a Japanese contractor, for the construction of a new Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) complex at Yokota AB, Japan. The project would add a new airfield apron and six accompanying ramp spaces to house the CV-22… Read More


Videos/C-Suite Interviews

20 sec video shows spud carriage operation for cutter dredge

Brazil

From Ster of Brazil Based on an IHC Beaver 1500 Productivity and quality in dredging Suction and recal dredgers are usually equipment without self-propelled equipment. When dredging a workbench is completed, the dredger should proceed to the next cutting bench. Unlike the usual advance system, through the movement of “wooden horse”, which produces an irregular… Read More

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