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Damen: It’s a Scoop water cleanup

Damen: It’s a Scoop water cleanup

Netherlands

Damen and Clewat collaborate in water cleanup with innovative vessel solution There are currently over 150 million tons of plastic in our seas. You read that right. It’s a lot of plastic, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it gets worse. That amount is rising by 10 million tons each year. Let’s put that into perspective. If this… Read More

Jan De Nul reaffirms belief in energy transition with order for new XL cable-laying vessel

Jan De Nul reaffirms belief in energy transition with order for new XL cable-laying vessel

Belgium

Connecting Ireland with Wales, Crete with mainland Greece, the Orkney islands with mainland Scotland: these are just some of the subsea connections on Jan De Nul Group’s record. These connections, via submarine cables, bring energy from offshore wind farms to land or to connect countries’ electricity grids. To further support that transition, we are ordering… Read More

Sailing Towards Prosperity: The Shipping Industry in Bangladesh

Sailing Towards Prosperity: The Shipping Industry in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Nestled along the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh boasts a rich maritime heritage that stretches back centuries. Today, its shipping industry stands as a vital pillar of the nation’s economy, facilitating trade, fostering connectivity, and driving economic growth. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of the shipping industry in Bangladesh, exploring its significance, challenges,… Read More

Massive Marina Blaze Chaos as over 20 Boats Destroyed | Video

Massive Marina Blaze Chaos as over 20 Boats Destroyed | Video

Croatia (Hrvatska)

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Company & People News | Dredge Mining

DP World Boosts European Trade With €130m Investment In Romania

Romania

Today, DP World opens three major new sites in Romania, providing a significant boost to the country’s growing status as a key hub of European trade and enabling economic growth throughout the region. Constanta, the largest container port on the Black Sea, is now home to two new facilities following a €65 million investment: a… Read More

Dubai’s DP World Said to Near Deal for Hong Kong Tycoon’s Assets

United Arab Emirates

DP World is nearing a deal to buy Cargo Services Far East Ltd. from Hong Kong tycoon John Lau, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would give the Dubai port operator a bigger footprint in Asia. The companies are finalizing the details of a transaction that could be announced as early as… Read More

Noatum opens maritime services office in Türkiye

Türkiye ,

Noatum’s new Türkiye office will primarily serve as a port and liner agency, reinforcing the company’s reach across the Mediterranean region. Port, maritime and logistics services company Noatum has announced the launch of Noatum Maritime’s Türkiye office, adding to its existing Noatum Logistics – East Europe, Türkiye & CIS office in Istanbul. The company said… Read More

Hapag-Lloyd with good start to 2024 in first quarter of year

Germany

Demand and rates stabilised in the first quarter Earnings forecast for 2024 refined Clear focus on costs and implementing Strategy 2030 Hapag-Lloyd concluded the first quarter of 2024 with a Group EBITDA of USD 942 million (EUR 868 million). Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the Group EBIT decreased to USD 396… Read More


Events & Conferences

Singapore Maritime Week 2024 – Fruitful Discussions at Maritime International Advisory Panel on Pathways and Measures to Strengthen the Maritime Ecosystem and Advance Digitalisation

Singapore

The Maritime International Advisory Panel (IAP) held its third annual meeting on 16 April 2024, during the Singapore Maritime Week 2024. This year, the Maritime IAP held in-depth discussions on the key developments in the maritime sector, including decarbonisation, green financing, digitalisation and cybersecurity. It also welcomed five new members (see Annex A for list of members… Read More

IADC Seminar On Dredging And Reclamation Held From 18-22 November 2024 In Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

To optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project. IADC’s five-day seminar strives to provide an understanding of the basics of dredging through lectures and workshops which are given by industry experts in a classroom setting for a hands-on… Read More

Damen Shipyards Cape Town hosts MMIPV blessing ceremony

South Africa

On March 1, 2024 Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) hosted the blessing ceremony for the third Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel (MMIPV) to be delivered as part of Project Biro. The event marked an important milestone in the construction lifecycle of the MMIPV and was attended by various dignitaries from the Department of Defence, ARMSCOR and the… Read More

WEDA Eastern Chapter Announces Registration for their Fall Conference in Baltimore, Md.

MD, United States

Eastern Chapter The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2024 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting … Read More


Maritime hires and promotions

Anne Alarotu to lead External Communications at Wärtsilä

Finland

Anne Alarotu (M.A.) has taken on the role of Head of External Communications at Wärtsilä in April. In her new role, she will lead the corporate external communications reporting to Saara Tahvanainen, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Alarotu joined Wärtsilä from Terveystalo, the leading Finnish private healthcare provider, where she was leading external and… Read More

Associated British Ports (ABP) appoints Sean Kelly as Group IT Director

United Kingdom

Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the appointment of Sean Kelly as its new Group IT Director. Kelly will take forward ABP’s sector leading programme of investment in digital strategy for port operations optimisation, customer service, and cyber security. Sean has extensive experience leading IT teams in different businesses including Microsoft, BT, EY, RBS. He was most… Read More

Konecranes Plc Announces Management Changes

Finland

Konecranes Plc has appointed Claes Erixon as Executive Vice President, Technologies, and member of the Konecranes Leadership Team. He succeeds Juha Pankakoski, who was appointed Executive Vice President, Port Solutions in September 2023. In his role, Claes Erixon will be responsible for Technology, Cyber Security, IT and Procurement. He will start at Konecranes on May… Read More

Van Oord publishes Annual Report for 2023 with changes in Supervisory Board; revenue reached record high and profits more than doubled

Netherlands

The General Meeting of Shareholders of Van Oord N.V. was held on 11 April 2024. During this meeting, Govert van Oord officially assumed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Van Oord, adjustments were made to the composition of the Supervisory Board and the Annual Report 2023 was presented. The Annual Financial Statements were adopted and the… Read More


Offshore Wind Power News

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for an offshore project with a total capacity above 1 GW in Northern Europe

Denmark

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of turbines for a large-scale offshore wind power project with two construction phases in Northern Europe with a combined capacity above Vestas’ current disclosure threshold of 1 GW. If and when the agreement translates into firm and unconditional orders, Vestas will disclose these in accordance with… Read More

Winds of change

World ,

As the world sets its sights on a decarbonised future, the power potential of the ocean beckons with a solution: floating offshore wind. This industry, buoyed by ambitious targets and technological advancements, promises to be a critical player in the production of clean, abundant renewable energy. However, harnessing its potential requires more than just new… Read More

VARD to build two construction/service vessels for wind work offshore Taiwan

Norway

An unnamed Taiwanese company has contracted VARD to design and build two offshore wind commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV), both of the new VARD 4 39 design. These will operate both as a service vessel for the wind farms and for the offshore construction and installation phase. Both will have a large external deck and a hull… Read More

Jumbo Offshore set to start Yunlin monopiles removal

Taiwan

Jumbo Offshore will kick off its work on removing the monopiles at the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. In the coming days, the company’s DP2 heavy-lift crane vessel Fairplayer will commence work.  Earlier this year, Jumbo Offshore was able to add the monopile removal to its existing scope of work. Under the extended contract… Read More


Port News

DP World Boosts European Trade With €130m Investment In Romania

Romania

Today, DP World opens three major new sites in Romania, providing a significant boost to the country’s growing status as a key hub of European trade and enabling economic growth throughout the region. Constanta, the largest container port on the Black Sea, is now home to two new facilities following a €65 million investment: a… Read More

With One-billion-ton cargo handling target, Adani Ports goes shopping for global assets

India

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) owned by billionaire Gautam Adani, plans to handle One billion ton of cargo over the next 5-6 years, a target that will push India’s biggest private port operator to pursue global expansion aggressively. “On long-term volume guidance, the next milestone for us is a billion ton. The company is working on that,”… Read More

Port of Salalah highlights growing East African market potential

Oman

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the East Africa region grew by 7% per annum between 2008-2020, almost three times as fast as OECD countries, and its population is forecast to grow by 55% between 2021 and 2040. The Port of Salalah, located in the Sultanate of Oman and strategically positioned to effectively serve this rapidly… Read More

India, Iran sign 10-year contract for Chabahar port operation

India

Eight years after concluding the general framework of cooperation on the Chabahar port in Iran, India and Iran on Monday signed a 10-year contract for its operation. The long-term agreement was signed between Indian Ports Global Ltd. (IPGL) and Port and Maritime Organisation (PMO) of Iran, enabling operation of the Shahid-Behesti terminal. Subsequently, IPGL will invest… Read More


Project Updates & Industry Developments

Iran: Deals worth $2.75b signed for developing sea-based economy

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iranian firms have signed 21 contracts valued at $2.75 billion to develop sea-based technologies during the 1st edition of Iran Sea-Based Economy International Matchmaking Event (ISBE 2024) in Qeshm Island, southern Iran The contracts included cooperation agreements for the purchase of five vessels to be used in the International North-South Transit Corridor (INSTC), construction of… Read More

Deep-sea mining dust clouds travel long distances – research

World ,

New research has found that even though the ‘dust clouds’ created by deep-sea mining descend at a short distance for the most part, a small portion of the stirred-up bottom material remains visible in the water at long distances. “These waters are normally crystal clear, so deep-sea mining could indeed have a major impact on deep-sea life,” marine geologist… Read More

Norfolk Broads waterways set to benefit from £500k funding

United Kingdom

A key piece of equipment used to maintain the region’s waterways is to be replaced following a major funding boost. The cash will go towards purchasing a new concrete pump for the Broads Authority – a vital tool in its dredging operations. The £173,000 tool will be used to remove sediment from the rivers to keep… Read More

Women Organize to Fight Coastal Erosion in Southeastern Brazil

Brazil

Sonia Ferreira watched as the sea toppled buildings all around her for years. Finally, the impact of the rise in sea levels wrecked her home in 2019. Fishermen find their access to a fishing port limited, affecting their livelihoods. The residents of the coastal town of Atafona in southeastern Brazil count their losses to rising… Read More


Sand & Gravel News

Gwen wants to increase fines for violators of sand and gravel code

Philippines

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants higher penalties against violators of the province’s sand and gravel policies in a proposed revenue code. Garcia proposed changes in the Provincial Revenue Code which aims at imposing stricter penalties and increasing the fine of up to one million pesos for violators. Garcia said the P1 million… Read More

Sand Miners count losses as Onitsha South LG Council demolishes their sand beeches, seals businesses, despite order

Nigeria

Sand Miners at the bank of River Niger in Onitsha, Anambra state are still counting their losses, barely two months after the demolition of their buildings and mining equipment by the Onitsha South Local Government authorites, on the alleged orders of the state government. The Onitsha South council authorities had in February, this year demolished… Read More

Sand mining to be expedited to increase water capacity of rivers

India

The revenue department will speed up sand dredging to increase the water capacity of the rivers to survive the floods and help the construction sector. Sand removal in the districts will be done in stages. The Mining and Geology department has given permission to start sand dredging in Bharathapuzha, Chaliyar and Kadalundi rivers in Malappuram…. Read More

Sand Dredgers Market Size Set for Rapid Growth and Trend by 2030

World ,

Global “Sand Dredgers Market” Research report is an in-depth study of the market Analysis. Along with the most recent patterns and figures that uncovers a wide examination of the market offer. This report provides exhaustive coverage on geographical segmentation, latest demand scope, growth rate analysis with industry revenue and CAGR status. While emphasizing the key… Read More


Shipbuilding | Marine Products | Technology

Damen: It’s a Scoop water cleanup

Netherlands

Damen and Clewat collaborate in water cleanup with innovative vessel solution There are currently over 150 million tons of plastic in our seas. You read that right. It’s a lot of plastic, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it gets worse. That amount is rising by 10 million tons each year. Let’s put that into perspective. If this… Read More

Damen Shipyards teams up with BigLift to bring 11 tugs from East Asia to Europe on one vessel

China , Vietnam

Damen Shipyards and leading heavy lift specialist BigLift Shipping have completed a major logistical feat. A single vessel has transported eleven Damen tugs from the shipbuilder’s yards in Vietnam and China to Europe. While such voyages usually require six months to plan and organise, this one had less than two months to prepare and ensure that each… Read More

First Ro-Pax vessel receives DNV Silent(E) notation following successful sea trials with Wärtsilä propellers

Finland

Technology group Wärtsilä has designed and delivered controllable pitch propellers for Stena’s new Ro-Pax vessel, Ala’suinu, which has successfully completed sea trials. Following these sea trials, Ala’suinu became the first Ro-Pax vessel to fulfil the DNV Silent(E) notation, satisfying the criteria in the operating conditions at 11 and 18 knots. This environment class notation from… Read More

Jan De Nul reaffirms belief in energy transition with order for new XL cable-laying vessel

Belgium

Connecting Ireland with Wales, Crete with mainland Greece, the Orkney islands with mainland Scotland: these are just some of the subsea connections on Jan De Nul Group’s record. These connections, via submarine cables, bring energy from offshore wind farms to land or to connect countries’ electricity grids. To further support that transition, we are ordering… Read More


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Maersk and Castlery sign multi-year global logistics and fulfilment agreement

Singapore

Maersk has entered into a partnership with Castlery, a Singaporean furniture retailer, for a multi-year global integrated logistics and fulfilment agreement. By leveraging Maersk’s capabilities in managing supply chains amid ongoing disruptions, the partnership will enable Castlery to offer seamless delivery for its customers, reducing wait times for orders to one to two months, approximately… Read More


Upcoming Projects | Contracts | Tenders

Maldive company Atoll Works Pvt awarded contracts worth over US$ 65mm to dredge 16 islands

Maldives

A private company has been awarded the dredging and revetment of 16 islands in the K. Gaafaru lagoon. Government company, the Maldives Fund Management Corporation awarded the project to Atoll Works Pvt. Of the 16 islands to be dredged under the project, 14 will be private islands while the remaining two are earmarked for luxury… Read More

Weipa port dredging dates set for 2024

Australia

NORTH Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) will soon begin maintenance dredging at the Port of Weipa. NQBP chief executive officer Brendan Webb said the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane was due to begin work from mid-May 2024. “Maintenance dredging works are an integral part of port operations,” Mr Webb said. “In the same way we maintain… Read More

Valenciaport receives three bids for the tender for the management of La Marina

Valencia ,

La The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has received three bids for the public tender for the adaptation and exploitation under administrative concession of the nautical-sports facilities in the northern area of the Port of València (management of La Marina) up to 12 noon today, when the deadline for receipt of bids closed. It is… Read More

McDermott Subsidiary CB&I Awarded Contract by TotalEnergies and OQ for Full Containment Liquefied Natural Gas Tank in Oman

USA , Oman

HOUSTON, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — CB&I, a wholly owned unrestricted subsidiary of McDermott, has been awarded a significant* contract by Marsa Liquefied Natural Gas LLC, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and OQ for the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) of a full containment concrete liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank, located in Oman’s Port of Sohar…. Read More


USACE

USACE Awards Contract to Dredge Erie Harbor to Ryba Marine

NY, United States

ERIE, Pa. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District awarded a $682,000 contract to Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co. on Dec. 6 to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Erie Harbor. Dredging of harbors like Erie’s ensures accessible depths for large vessels, the continued flow of commodities across the Great Lakes,… Read More

Inland Dredging Awarded Another USACE Dredge Project for $8 Million in Willacy, TX

TX, United States

Inland Dredging Co. LLC, Dyersburg, Tennessee, was awarded an $8,046,150 firm-fixed-price contract for pipeline dredging. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Willacy, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2024. Fiscal 2023 civil construction funds of $8,046,150 were obligated at the time of the award…. Read More

Cashman Dredging Awarded $9.26 Million Jacksonville, Fl Dredge Project by USACE

FL, United States

Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC, Quincy, Massachusetts, was awarded a $9,266,500 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging. Bids were solicited via the internet with four bids received. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 26, 2024. Fiscal 2023 civil construction funds in the amount of $9,266,500 were… Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts Change of Responsibility and retirement ceremony

United States

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today conducted a Change of Responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint, the 14th USACE command sergeant major, and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas W. Galick, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The ceremony was followed by a retirement ceremony for Toussaint. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon,… Read More


Videos | C-Suite Interviews

Containership crashes into cranes in Turkey port; video shows three cranes falling!

Turkey

STORY: Security camera footage from the port showed huge cranes falling over one by one after the first impact. Kocaeli governor said in a statement that there were no injuries or environmental effects reported. Reuters was able to confirm the location from the color and positioning of the cranes, the structure of the port which… Read More

DREDGEWIRE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Chris Gunsten, Senior VP of Project Services & Fleet Engineering, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

World , United States

GLDD recently launched the Cape Hatteras and the Cape Canaveral Damen 3013 Multicats, that were built at Conrad shipyard. DredgeWire sat down with Chris Gunsten, Senior VP of Project Services & Fleet Engineering to discuss their new Damen 3013 Multicats. DW: Why did GLDD not build their own Multicats? CG: Over many years GLDD has… Read More

How the Panama Canal’s Drought Is Threatening Global Supply Chains- video with analysis by the Wall St Journal

Panama

The Panama Canal is running out of water, threatening the global supply chains and industries that depend on it. WSJ takes you inside the canal’s operations to understand what this means for the future of this vital shipping route. Photo: Getty Images Source

Royal IHC releases video on the 2022 highlights

Netherlands

https://www.royalihc.com/sites/default/files/video/XMAS%202022%20RIHC%20(1).mp4  

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