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Beached dredger off India’s west coast causes environmental concerns

Trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bhagvati Prem has been beached on Surathkal Beach in Mangalore, India, since 31 October 2019. According to Indian newspaper The Hindu, the vessel was anchored by New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) when it terminated a contract with the dredger’s owner, India-based shipping company Mercator. During […]

Keeping track of developments

DPC looks at developments that took place over the past 12 months that signal opportunities for the dredging industry in the years to come Certain global developments prompt seismic change to our society or the […]

Reviving Angola’s ports

With the economy of Angola stabilising after the end of a long-lasting civil war, port development comes into focus Angola might still be recovering from the wounds inflicted on its economy by a 27-year civil […]

Dried out: African port investment

The appetite for growth in Africa’s port landscape is dampened by a lack of financing options The total value of goods and services produced in Africa is set to increase by 4% this year and […]

Dredger of the month: Willem van Oranje

Willem van Oranje will be the first dredging vessel in the world to operate on 100% biofuel oil. The sulphur-free sustainable residual fuel consists of used cooking oil and no fossil fuels Her Majesty Queen […]

Danube sediment analysis published

The EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme has published  its data analysis for the future sediment management plan for the river. The programme investigates how to tackle adverse changes in the sediment load caused by riverbed straightening […]