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Cartagena Deepening Bocachica Canal in Colombia

Cartagena Deepening Bocachica Canal in Colombia

Like their counterparts in all major ports in the Americas, leaders at the port of Cartagena, Colombia, would like to deepen the port to accommodate post-Panamax ships. But unlike most other ports, what’s holding back this expansion isn’t money: it is history.

November-December 2013
Moin Chosen for New Port in Costa Rica

Moin Chosen for New Port in Costa Rica

Costa Rica would like to take advantage of its proximity to the world’s most important inter-oceanic shortcut. A contract for a new terminal has the capacity to accommodate the larger ships that will soon be plying the waters of the expanded Panama Canal.

November-December 2013
New Brazilian Port Regulations to Open Up Dredging

New Brazilian Port Regulations to Open Up Dredging

As Brazil’s vast changes to its port regulations begin to shake out, it’s becoming clear that there will be sundry and sizable crumbs for the Brazilian and international dredging industries.

September-October 2013
IADC Seminar Students Tour Açu Superport

IADC Seminar Students Tour Açu Superport

For millennia, the most action happening in the vast and sparsely populated expanse of jungle-backed beach south of São João da Barra, Brazil, was the sea turtle nesting season. Starting each December, the shelled giants would crawl out of the water and lay their eggs along the wide stretches of white sand; by March, tens of thousands of infant marine turtles would be journeying into the sea for the first time.

May-June 2013
ABP to Start Port of Southampton Dredging

ABP to Start Port of Southampton Dredging

Associated British Ports (ABP) received consent from the Marine Management Organization (MMO) for a dredging project to improve access to the Port of Southampton, U.K. This marks the final step in licenses, consents and permissions for the project.

March-April 2013
Ocean Completes Sept-les Maintenance Job Using Clamshell Dredge

Ocean Completes Sept-les Maintenance Job Using Clamshell Dredge

Last year, Quebec-headquartered Ocean performed a maintenance contract for the Port of Sept-les using its clamshell dredge Ocean Borrome Verreault. Sept-les is on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 325 miles east of Quebec City. The project included dredging the multi-users wharf #35 at Pointe Noire.

March-April 2013

Van Oord Deepening Jakarta Port

PT PP (Persero) TBK has awarded Van Oord a contract for deepening the port and reclaiming land for a new terminal area in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, the largest container port in Indonesia.

January-February 2013

Port of Los Angeles Ends Strike, Streamlines Permitting Process

Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa released a statement December 4 that an agreement was reached between labor and management, bringing an end to the eight-day strike.

January-February 2013

Brazil Will Build Two New Ports and Expand 21 Existing Ports

A plan announced by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to invest $26 billion into modernizing Brazils ports could create an explosion of activity for dredging companies in the fast-developing nation.

January-February 2013
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