Planing ports with purpose

Ports are limited by what they can change to maximise evolving trends. Dr Indra Vonck, port expert at Deloitte Port Services, notes that while technology can even the playing field, not all investments need to […]

End of an era

DPC has been reporting about dredging innovations and the wider market for more than 50 years. However, after the upcoming May edition, IHS Markit has decided to cease publication of the magazine that faces the […]

Fit for purpose

I know I repeat myself when I say that a quicker response is necessary to protect coastal areas from increasingly stronger storm conditions. But I say it again. The storms that Europe encountered in February […]

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 […]