Colombia’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, has awarded a Port of Barranquilla’s dredging project to DEME Group’s Dredging International, it said on late May. The project covers maintenance dredging for the access channel of the Port of Barranquilla over a six-month period. Only competitor Van Oord said it didn’t believe it would be able to renew the license of its Colombian subsidiary. As a result, Dredging International was the only capable company of assuming the project. It expects to remove about 384,000 cubic meters (about 502,250 cubic yards) of sediments.