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WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo '17

 

The Dredging Summit & Expo ’17 is a technical conference organized by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction. It will provide a forum for improvement of communications, technology transfer, and cooperation among associations & societies, while emphasizing the importance of understanding and development of solutions for problems related to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from June 26-29, 2017.

  •  Interview with Marcel Hermans, chair and president of the WEDA board of directors
  • Schedule of events – plan your way around the 4 day Summit & Expo in Vancouver
  •  Floorplan and company listing of exhibitors in the Hyatt Regency
  •  Everything you need to know about the DPC Innovation Awards 2017

IHS Markit and Dredging and Port Construction Magazine are proud media partners of the WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo ‘17

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Industry Insight - Tough Times Ahead, is produced by IHS Fairplay for Danish Maritime Days 2016.

The speacial publication was produced for all the Danish Maritime Days audience of key stakeholders who will discuss the fundamental shift in the economy and new technological advances at the Danish Maritime Forum in Copenhagen 26-27 October. 

Industry Insight is a selection of though leadership articles exploring some of they key areas that could influence shipping in the future, witten by Richard Clayton, Chief maritime correspondent, IHS Markit

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In the latest installment of his trends series, IHS Fairplay chief correspondent Richard Clayton looks at security threats, new trade patterns and the shipping industry’s reluctance to support the entrepreneur.

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The development of significant tight oil and shale gas deposits in the US has resulted in a large increase of investment into new chemical production facilities; more than 100 million metric tons of new capacity will be added to the US chemical industry by 2025. The majority of this new olefins (ethylene & propylene) chemical capacity will be converted to plastics. Methanol, caustic soda and other liquid chemicals will represent almost 50% of the total increase by weight. This capacity expansions means there will be significant uptick in chemical trade activity and logistics considerations beyond producers and traders. As these chemical products expand, we expect to see increased marine, rail and truck traffic primarily in the US Gulf Coast. Manufacturing and support industries will also see greater opportunities for growth in transportation (i.e., domestic and export marine shipping, railroad, trucking), and logistics services (i.e., loading, bagging, trans loading, storage, terminaling), and other manufacturing services.

IHS Markit strategic report - US Bulk Chemical Industry: Trade and Logistics in the Shale Gas Era, uncovers the the key drivers for US development along the bulk chemical value chain. Get insight on what potentially significant opportunities are available, relative to the shale gas boom for all participants - from producers to end users, investors, and transportation & logistics companies. Be up-to date on possible downstream chemical products that are an attractive opportunity based on a strong competitive US base chemical cost position. Identify the economic forces that affect global and intra-regional trade patterns in North America. And develop a refined view of the preferred US domestic shipping modalities and likely international import / export ports.

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Produced by IHS Fairplay for QinetiQ this is the second publication to date, this edition explores all the latest technology and concepts being develope and produced by QinetiQ Maritime.

This edition explores QinetiQs views on future trends and challenges in autonomy, cyber, noise, safety and data in the commercial shipping industry.

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QinetiQ - A concept for autonomy

Produced by IHS Fairplay for QinetiQ this special publication explores how autonomy will effect future ship design.

Unmanned machines and vehicles are fast becoming popular, with the development of autonomous applications particularly being accelerated, such as the Google and Tesla driverless cars. How will the maritime sector respond?

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Please click here to see the IHS Safety at Sea 2016 Posidonia special.

 

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Shipping has always been a game of chance, with profits subject to geopolitical forces, boom and bust cycles, and the best guesses and gut instincts of the established families and entrepreneurs who drive the maritime industry, generation after generation. It’s a challenging, often unforgiving, environment and there is often little time to make the quality decision.

Big data, advanced analytics, forecasting, and market information can all bring some transparency into the market. But how can the maritime industry go the next mile – and would it want to?  To view whitepaper click here.

 

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Guide to HydrographicsThe third IHS DPC Guide to Hydrographics supplement highlights security and defence applications, passive acoustic monitoring, side/multi-beam versus sonar, and the latest technology available to the dredging, construction and port sectors.

 

      

   

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The switch-over from high-sulphur to low-sulphur fuel as ships enter ECA zones appears to be the cause of reported engine failures. IHS chief maritime analyst Richard Clayton hosts a discussion to dig a little deeper.

There have been very few reports of groundings resulting from the switch-over from high-sulphur to low-sulphur fuel as ships enter ECA zones but there have been dozens of reports of main engine failures.

These have mostly been in waters off California, and so far they have been sorted without incident.

The question is: just how serious could the issue become? This round- table discussion drew on the expertise of seven experts from the worlds of protection and indemnity insurance, pilotage, salvage, flag state, classification, and fuels and lubricants.

 

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The issues that occupy conference agendas and the media spotlight are not necessarily shipping leaders’ priorities. IHS chief maritime analyst, hosts the discussion. Everyone in shipping is talking about improving efficiency, EEDI, NOx, SOx, and MARPOL Annex VI, right? Well, not really.

At a round table of senior maritime executives and thought leaders brought together by IHS Maritime & Trade to debate efficiency surprisingly the discussion moved in an entirely different direction.

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 Global organizations are operating their supply chains in an environment of increasing complexity and ever-changing regulatory constraints. The product safety and compliance risks involved are especially persistent and costly, and achieving supply chain excellence in these areas is a journey with many obstacles to overcome.

This white paper identifies best practices for properly navigating the product safety and compliance requirements for your supply stream. Key topics include:

  • How global sourcing shifts influence product safety and compliance
  • The growing regulatory pressures from nearly every level of government
  • Approaches to help manage the increasing regulatory requirements and streamline product safety and compliance initiatives

 

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With winter weather delays a steady weekly occurrence this year, the impact on port productivity is high. One way to combat this, as well as setbacks that arise unrelated to weather, is a simple one that is complicated to put into practice. Timely and continual communication between all stakeholders can make a significant difference in alleviating issues, reported the Port Performance Task Force that examined operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2013.  This white paper looks at this and their other recommendations, as well as the initial process of implementation.

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Inportant! : The Terminal Information Portal System, or TIPS, will make your working day easier.

The first system of its kind in the United States, TIPS was developed by Sustainable Terminals Services Inc. (STS), a nonprofit company created by a consortium of port terminal operators. The tool compiles information from all six container terminals and makes this data available to qualified users in real-time over the Internet. Container availability, booking status, vessel schedule and empty container return location information — all this and more — are available on a single online platform. TIPS was developed in response to a Port Performance Task Force recommendation to create a port community system.  Interested?  Click on the link above to read more.

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PIERS, the Standard in Trade Intelligence, has partnered with InformEx, to offer a one of a kind report available for free download that examines some of the most important early-stage intermediates for the specialty chemicals: naphthalene, maleic anhydride, gyloxal and adipic acid. Shipping records reveal top U.S. importers and exporters, foreign producers and top export markets and source countries — knowledge that can help influence decisions and prompt industry players to ask the right questions when making strategic decisions.