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 […]

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 […]

Two cargo ships are navigating along the salt marsh in River Scheldt Credit: Getty Images

Seine-Scheldt project works planned for 2020

The year 2020 will see further development of the long-planned Seine-Scheldt inland waterway project. Under way intermittently since the 1990s, the project aims to unite a network of 1,100 km of high-gauge inland waterways between […]