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Van Oord Delivers More Than 600 Acres of New Land for Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung

The Port of Kaohsiung, located on the South China Sea, is the largest Taiwanese port and plays an important role in Taiwan’s export-oriented economy. To remain competitive and maintain its trade advantage, expansion of the port was a clear necessity. Containership traffic is about 150 vessels per day,… Read More

Dredging Adds to Upgrades at the Port of Beira, Mozambique

In July 2017, CFM offered a tender for Mozambique’s port and railway company, for the emergency dredging of the port. The contract was awarded four months later in November 2017 to Van Oord, the dredging and marine contractor headquartered in the Netherlands. The contract for the emergency dredging works in… Read More

Van Oord turns 150

In 2018 Van Oord dredging and marine contractor, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The first announcement came in the form of a video which introduces their jubilee theme, “Marine Ingenuity.” While Van Oord began as a family business in 1868, it has grown into… Read More

Ballast Nedam Van Oord Consider Merger

Ballast Nedam NV Zeist the Netherlands is considering a merger with Van Oord BV or Gorinchem the Netherlands. Ballast Nedam CEO Rene Kottman said that the companies activities complement each other well and that the merger would benefit both. Read More