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Interview: Staying ahead of the Game

Interview: Staying ahead of the Game

As more and more cargo arrives to one of Europe’s leading ports, the Port of Hamburg, breaking records of handled goods, the port authorities have recorded an above average growth compared to their neigbouring competitors, especially in the container traffic. 6.6 % growth seaborne cargo handling in 1H Various factors have contributed to the growth, including considerable […]

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has disclosed  that seven grants, totalling little over USD 74 million or about 13 percent of total Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding, are going to projects that USDOT classifies as “maritime.” Another USD 54,469,652 comprising five awards, which is equal to about 9 percent of the total funding, […]

Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start

Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start

Construction of the USD 11 billion Bagamoyo megaport has been pushed forward by the government of Tanzania from January 2015 to the last trimester of 2014, following the successful negotiations with Chinese officials, Global Construction Review reports. China Merchants Holdings International, the world largest independent port operators, are to develop the Bagamoyo port, starting with the quay, […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

AfDB Backs Lekki Port Construction

AfDB Backs Lekki Port Construction

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) held its first regular meeting since the Bank returned to its statutory headquarters in Abidjan on Monday, September 8, and approved a combined USD 256 million for the financing of investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia as well as a multinational projects preparation facility. The […]

Aurizon Finds Partners for West Pilbara Project

Aurizon Finds Partners for West Pilbara Project

American Metals & Coal International (AMCI) and POSCO have joined Baosteel Resources in an infrastructure agreement with Australian transport & logistics company, Aurizon for rail and port infrastructure to support the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project (WPIOP) in Western Australia. The finalisation of the Infrastructure Framework Agreement (IFA) between AMCI, POSCO and Baosteel with Aurizon […]

Nicaragua Canal Construction Start Confirmed

Nicaragua Canal Construction Start Confirmed

December 2014 is confirmed as the start of the Interoceanic Canal of Nicaragua construction works, with the completion of the project scheduled for 2019, Telemaco Talavera, a member of the Grand Canal Commission told the EFE news agency.  “Construction of the great canal is scheduled to get underway in December. Logically, the first thing will be […]

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

All Eyes on SMM Hamburg

The SMM international trade fair of the maritime industry has officially been opened in Hamburg. Every two years representatives of the maritime industry and experts from all over the world gather in Hamburg to showcase innovative developments and leading-edge technologies, and discuss the industry’s prospects. (SMM: shipbuilding, machinery, marine technology). The opening ceremony of the […]

Freeport Ship Channel Readying for Larger Ships

Freeport Ship Channel Readying for Larger Ships

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the U.S.-based provider of dredging services, as well as environmental and remediation services, has received a dredging contract valued at over USD 30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel near Freeport, Texas. Approximately 4.5 miles of channel will be widened by 200 feet, enabling larger […]

Australia Backs Down from Dumping Sand at Great Barrier Reef

Australia Backs Down from Dumping Sand at Great Barrier Reef

Plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area will not go ahead, according to the Australian Financial Review. The sand would be dredged within the plans to expand the Abbot Point port aimed at transforming the port into the world’s biggest coal hub. The plan is being developed by […]

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