Port upgrades in the Great Lakes

Several ports around the Great Lakes have been chosen for upgrading works to prepare for future capacity growth The port of Indiana-Burns Harbour, a bulk port on Lake Michigan in the state of Indiana near […]

Dredging Data: Dredger incidents

Using IHS Markit’s data on shipping accidents, this edition of DPC looks at incidents, such as founderings, collisions, and strandings, which involved dredgers over the course of 2018–19.   Timeline of events 16 Jan 2018: […]

Dredger of the Month: Bonny River

DEME’s latest vessel, trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River, has been sent on its first mission. In the Netherlands, the multi functional work horse will help upgrade the Terneuzen lock. On 20 June 2019, DEME […]

Portsmouth set for cruise expansion

Portsmouth International Port revealed expansion plans following the launch of its economic impact report, completed by consultancy Oxford Economics, at a parliamentary reception in Westminster on 4 September. Using data from 2017, the economic impact […]

Roads to port sustainability

Of all the challenges ports face – from digitalisation to coping with the new breed of 20,000+ teu ships – environmental regulations and sustainability are perhaps the most significant. DPC looks at current and future programmes. […]

Ebb in the River Ems. Credit: Masterplan Ems 2050

Dredging needed to desilt the River Ems

The River Ems in Germany is struggling with silt contamination. Through changes in the river’s course – straightening and deepening – as well as the disappearance of natural silt accumulation areas, the ratio of ebb […]