Inland upgrades support US industry

A government grant is enabling several projects at the US port of Jeffersonville to be rolled out simultaneously, and forms part of a nationwide push to update its inland waterways The port of Indiana-Jeffersonville on […]

Dredger for hydropower dam delivered

The delivery of a new cutter suction dredger to a key hydropower dam in southeast Africa is one action being taken to increase electricity supply The increasing demand for hydroelectricity in Africa and ongoing push […]

Dredger of the month: Meuse River

DEME’s Meuse River and Boskalis’ Krios were both launched late in 2019, and both vessels are repeat orders following the success of 2017-built models Two large dredgers were launched in the fourth quarter of 2019 […]

Strategising automation in ports

Blockchain, big data, the internet of things (IoT), automation, artificial intelligence, and digitisation are all essentials in the new era of ‘smart’ ports, but there is a human cost Supply chain transparency depends on digitisation […]

China to prioritise railways over ports

Part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is focused on increasing time-efficient rail transport to export goods to Europe as opposed to maritime transport The Chinese government makes a big deal of its commitment […]

Dredger of the month: Tansa

A decade-old seismic vessel was refurbished and deployed to serve Japan’s national oil and gas prospecting scheme Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), a Japanese government institution under the purview of the Ministry […]

The rise of Valeport manufacturing

When Charles Quartley bought loss-making British maritime instrumentation manufacturer Valeport in 1985, his first painful decision was to lay off half the workforce. But in 2019, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary by expanding its […]