Dredging

Celebrations to mark the start of dredging work on the Yangtze River

The Yangtze has been an underused resource because of natural shallow sections. Now provincial and national government aims to turn the waterway into a thriving transport route.


Neptune’s GHD Werkendam

In his annual round-up of developments for small and unusual dredgers, Bert Visser considers whether, like their larger sister vessels, they have become versatile and multipurpose.


Port of Townsville

 The Queensland port of Townsville is embarking on a 30-year expansion project to regain cargoes


Aerial view of continuing work at the expanded area for Esbjerg's multiterminal. Credit: Port of Esbjerg

Wind and other offshore energy, ro-ro, and intermodal businesses are driving sustained efforts to expand Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg


Smart Marine Ecosystem components. Credit: Wärtsilä

If the world’s biggest shipping line could be vulnerable, what about ports and the dredging industry?


Lisa Maher talks to Jan Huijbers, managing director of Dutch marine contracting company Van den Herik-Sliedrecht, about the challenges and opportunities presented by sea-level rise


A section of Mtwara port where construction of the first berth has been launched

The Tanzanian port is building additional capacity to cater for the anticipated imminent increase in throughput capacity, fuelled by heightened mining operations and development of a key regional transport corridor


Singapore Strait

The littoral states of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as the Malacca Strait Council of Japan have commenced the second phase of a hydrographic survey of the straits of Malacca and Singapore .


Heimdal R, shown here near Rügen

The Ostwind 1 project, connecting a cluster of wind parks in the Baltic Sea to the German island of Rügen, has chosen Danish dredging contractor Rohde Nielsen for its third cable installation

 


Van Oord's Svanen and the bubble curtain at the Arkona site.

Efforts to develop offshore renewable energy and key technologies for offshore use are becoming increasingly important to address the impact of carbon emissions surrounding our environment and to reduce the level of underwater sound resulting from pile-driving, enabling better protection of marine materials.