Mindi is no more

The world’s oldest cutter suction dredger (CSD), the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP’s) Mindi, sank about 161 km off Balboa as it was under tow to a new owner. Built by US-based Ellicott Machine Corps, a […]

Another chance

Human intervention, when introducing new technology or infrastructure, has historically not led to a safer environment or left nature unharmed – take the invention of nuclear power that went online without having figured out how […]

Under public pressure

A new year always brings the chance to start something new, and for the maritime industry, the year 2020 brings the IMO’s low-sulphur regulation into force. The new rule will have considerable benefits for the […]

A safe harbour: Port of Cork

Henry Kingston, port engineering manager at the Port of Cork, Ireland, describes how the port prepares its business for growing trade in oil, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals Location, location, location. It is a phrase most people […]

People, planet, profit, ports

Pascal Ollivier, president of Maritime Street, talks about what the next wave of port ecosystems will look like and comments on what developments for ports lie ahead Ports and cities are historically strongly linked to […]

Opening the flood gates

When this edition of DPC went to print, parts of northern England in the UK battled severe floods caused by massive rainfall that have, in parts, been lasting for weeks. For example, the county of […]

Connecting ports and dredging data

Every year, DPC magazine publishes the International Dredging Directory (IDD) using IHS Markit data. The IDD is a comprehensive list of the world’s dredging companies, including branch offices, affiliates, and subsidiaries with their full address […]

The Chinese approach

Consultant Andre Wheeler explains the Chinese strategy of distraction behind the port projects of Belt and Road There is much debate as to who the winners and losers are with regards to the current trade […]