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Venezuela Hires Chinese Company to Dredge Orinoco River

The Venezuelan Instituto Nacional de Canalizaciones, INCANAL, has contracted China Communications Construction Company LTD (CCCC) to dredge the navigation channel of the local Orinoco River, the nation’s government said in mid-February. The project aims to keep navigability levels near the Matanzas-Boca Grande section of the river, INCANAL’s president,… Read More

Port of Santos Completes Expansion Works

Latin America’s busiest port, the Port of Santos, Brazil, expects to receive larger vessels following recovery works that deepened berths between warehouses 12-A and 23 in a 1,700-meter (5,600-foot) area. The country’s Ministry Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) spent BRL 229 million ($706 million US) to reinforce… Read More

Jan de Nul Dredges Ecuadorian Port of Manta

Jan de Nul has started dredging at the Ecuadorian Port of Manta, following a crowded tender last year, which was awarded to Envisan, the environmental division of the Jan de Nul Group. Local Port Authority Autoridad Portuaria de Manta (APM) said it expects Envisan to dredge the access… Read More

Brazil to Auction State-Run Port Administrator

The Brazilian Ministry of Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) has included Maranhao state-run Port Administrator Companhia Docas do Maranhao (Codomar) in a nation’s concessions program, also known as the Investment Partnership Program (PPI). Brazil expects to “privatize” the state-owned company, in a move to help the country… Read More

Anderson Joins American Minerals

Ian Anderson has joined American Minerals Inc. (OTC:SAMM) as vice president dredging and is expected to be elected to the board of directors the company announced on November 14. Read More