A Dutch perspective

Jeroen van den Berg, a commercial business analyst at Royal IHC, gives his opinion on the changing dredging landscape I was born in the dredging village of Sliedrecht, a town in the Netherlands, known for […]

Accelerating the energy transition

Van Oord’s sustainability director, Sven Kramer, gives a marine contractor’s perspective about leading the energy transition and considers what the company has done in-house to reduce its emissions System integration, energy storage, stakeholder engagement, and […]

Beyond the ecosystem concept

The externalities of a dredging project should be included in proposals for increased stakeholder engagement, writes René Kolman, secretary-general of IADC The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has spent more than 50 years supporting […]

Planning 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]