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.

Nacala port's container terminal. Credit: CDN

Japan leads efforts to rehabilitate and expand Mozambique’s third-largest commercial port in anticipation of a coal production boom in southern Africa. 

Matadi is the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Plans by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to enhance its access to the sea have taken a step forward after DP World started work for the greenfield Banana port, the country’s first port along the Atlantic coastline. 

Cutter suction dredger Spartacus

Dredging and marine engineering company DEME has decided to back LNG engines as it doubts the efficiency of scrubbers.