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DEME STARTS PHASE 1 OF TUAS TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT

DEME STARTS PHASE 1 OF TUAS TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT

Work on Phase 1 of the Tuas Terminal in Singapore was formerly started on April 29 with the launching of the first caisson by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan. This marked the start of the contract for the construction of the first phase of a new $1.82 billion mega-port in Singapore. The contract was awarded in May 2015 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to a joint venture between Dredging International Asia Pacific Ltd. (DIAP), a subsidiary of Belgium’s DEME Group, incorporated in Singapore and DAELIM Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Seoul, Korea, a global developer and contractor.

June 2016
JAN DE NUL DREDGES PORT OF MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

JAN DE NUL DREDGES PORT OF MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

Dredging at the Port of Maputo, Mozambique is now underway. As reported by Jan De Nul, on May 21 trailing suction hopper dredge De Lapérouse kick-started the dredging works after being mobilized from Durban, South Africa.

June 2016
MANSON COMPLETES NEW FLOW-WAY FOR ST. JOHNS RIVER PROJECT

MANSON COMPLETES NEW FLOW-WAY FOR ST. JOHNS RIVER PROJECT

Dredging work has open a new flow-way in Chicopit Bay and its connection to the Intracoastal Waterway system, which is necessary for the Mile Point project to improve navigation on the St. Johns River.

June 2016

PORT OF HOUSTON AUTHORITY TO HOST NEW GULF SHIPPING CONFERENCE

The Port of Houston Authority has entered into a host port sponsorship agreement with The Journal of Commerce, an HIS company, for the 2016 JOC Gulf Shipping Conference, from June 13 to 14, at the Houston Magnolia Hotel.

June 2016

PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL DREDGING ISSUES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WRDA 2016

In November 2015, the Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin participated in a Congressional rountable before the House Committee on Transportation and Infra-structure. At the request of Congressman Garret Graves, the meeting was held in New Orleans at the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the discussion focused on “The Importance of Port, Waterway, Flood Control & Ecosystem Restoration Improvements to the Nation’s Economy: Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).” The roundtable high-lighted for the committee current issues facing Southeast Louisiana and the need to include them in the 2016 WRDA bill.

June 2016
DEME AND GLDD TO DREDGE SIDE CANAL AT EAST PORT SAID, EGYPT

DEME AND GLDD TO DREDGE SIDE CANAL AT EAST PORT SAID, EGYPT

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) signed a contract in November 2015 to dredge a new 9.5 kilometer (six mile) long side access channel which will be 250 meters (about 820 feet) wide and 18.5 meters (60 feet) deep. The work is estimated to cost US$60 million and will be completed this spring. Some 15 million cubic meters (19.5 million cubic yards) of material will be dredged. The new channel will enable round-the clock access to the eastern part of Port Said. At present vessels have to join the Suez Canal convoy to reach Port Said.

April-May 2016

ROHDE NIELSEN STARTS WORK AT PORT OF TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND

Rohde Nielsen, a Danish dredging company, headquartered in Copenhagen, began work at the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand in October 2015. Work is scheduled to be completed in August 2016. Dredging the shipping channels at the Port of Tauranga is the final step in a NZ$350 million (US$235 million) capital 5-year expenditure program aimed at improving port facilities for New Zealand’s exporters and importers. Rohde Nielsen is deepening and widening Tauranga’s shipping channels from 12.9 meters to 14.5 meters (42 feet to 46.5 feet) inside the harbor and to 15.8 meters (52 feet) outside the harbor.

April-May 2016

MANSON STARTS MAINTENANCE WORK AT PORT OF GRAYS HARBOR

April-May 2016

GREAT LAKES BEGINS MAINTENANCE WORK AT BALTIMORE HARBOR

April-May 2016

MASSPORT APPROVES PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH CORPS FOR BOSTON HARBOR

In March, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) voted to approve the execution of a project partnering agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start the Boston Harbor dredging project. The $310 million Boston Harbor dredging project will deepen the main channel used by container ships from the existing 40 feet up to 51 feet, but maintenance dredging is needed before that project can start.

April-May 2016
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