Dredging

Spartacus at the Krimpen launch. Credit Bert Visser
On 10 November 2018, the powerful cutter suction dredger (CSD) ever built was launched at the shipyard of Royal IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherland.

Chantal Martens. Credit: Chantal Martens

Outgoing chair of CEDA’s Marine Strategy Navigation Group Chantal Martens shares her most rewarding experiences there and has advice for her successor.


Cutter suction dredger Marco Polo at work in Veracruz, Mexico. Credit: Jan de Nul

Mexico’s Port of Veracruz is upping its game with a dredging, reclamation, breakwater, and rail and road project to boost the capacity of Mexican ports.


 Land & Water’s amphibious and soft-terrain, long-reach excavator, WK90. Credit: Land & Water

Land & Water is to develop a wetland near Rainham, UK, to create a habitat for protected migratory bird species through the re-use of dredged material.


Egyptian port Alexandria

As utilisation levels increase, Egypt’s ports are looking to both domestic and international investors to fund expansion projects.


Tanger Med port in 2016

With Morocco’s long coasts on the Atlantic and Mediterranean and a strategic position on the Strait of Gibraltar, the country is implementing huge port construction and expansion projects to accommodate an anticipated surge in seaborne trade for itself and the rest of Africa.


Norvik port under construction. Credit: Stockholms Hamnar

The construction of a container and ro-ro port at Norvik, Sweden, on the Baltic Sea, signals new logistical options for the nation’s capital city region. 


Middelburg being fitted out at Van Ouwerkerk's quay

With 2018 coming to a close, DPC looks at dredger conversions and refits carried out in the Netherlands over the course of this year.


Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam

Continuing question marks over Tanzania’s mega-port project have given local rivals the chance to join the race to dominate the container trade in east Africa.


DOP150 submersible dredge pump

Damen has delivered a DOP150 submersible dredge pump to Brazilian civil engineering contractor BELOV to create an access channel to the sea for a power plant currently under construction in the country.