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  • DP World surveys finds vast support for diversity

    Businesses that recruit a diverse mix of employees are more likely to be highly innovative and creative in their respective industry, new research has found.

    In a new YouGov study exclusively commissioned by DP World, 77% of respondents from the GCC and North Africa strongly agreed that cultural diversity was key to a more innovative workplace.

    A large majority of respondents (78%) said that they were more attracted to a company that employed a diverse mix of employees, rather than ones with employees who matched their own background, culture and thinking.

  • 'More coal imports could end Goa's...

    Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists.Over the last three days, the MPT, Goa's only major port, has been conducting environmental public hearings, which will eventually influence the central environmental clearances required for redevelopment of berths 8 and 9 operated by Adani Ports and the JSW-operated South West Port Ltd.

  • Australia: trailing suction hopper dredger for...

    A trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has been been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.

    The vessel, Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.

  • US: DREDGING TO BEGIN IN PONCE DE LEON INLET

    Maintenance dredging of Ponce de Leon Inlet is scheduled to begin April 11 and provides an interim solution to sand deposited in the inlet by Hurricane Matthew. Dredging keeps the channel open for safe navigation for as long as possible through summer 2017.

  • United Arab Emirates stocks lower at close of...

    United Arab Emirates stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the Transport, Insurance and Finance & Investment sectors led shares lower.
    At the close in Dubai, the DFM General fell 0.32%, while the ADX General index lost 0.52%.

  • UAE's P&O Ports wins $336mln 30-year...

    P&O Ports,owned by the Government of Dubai, has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Bosasso in the Puntland State of Somalia. The approximate investment for the modern multi-purpose facility will be USD $ 336m (approx. AED 1.235b) divided into two phases: USD $136 million (approx. AED500m) for Phase 1 and USD$ 200 million (approx. 745m) for phase 2.

  • Damen completes repair work on Jan de Nul vessels

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) recently completed work in Vlissingen and Brest on two vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. The first is Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up vessel built specifically for the installation of the latest generation of offshore wind turbines; the second is the trailing suction hopper dredger Leiv Eiriksson.

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Aramco signs major deal for maritime industries complex

Saudi Aramco has signed a contract with a consortium comprising Saudi Archirodon Company and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.

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Weeks Marine to get advanced dredging ship

Weeks Marine Inc., a major dredging company with a shipyard in Houma, has announced a new major ocean-going dredging ship that will focus on coastal and environmental restoration in Louisiana and the entire Gulf of Mexico.

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Saginaw River Dredging Project Set for Next Year

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has just awarded a contract for maintenance dredging of the Saginaw River. According to the Corps, contract for the $1.47 million project was awarded to Morrish-Wallace Construction Inc., of Cheboygan, Mich., (d.b.a.) Ryba Marine Construction.

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Oil edges above $49 on U.S. drilling slowdown

Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Monday as a slowdown in the growth of rigs drilling in the United States eased concern that surging shale supplies will undermine OPEC-led cuts.
U.S. drillers added two oil rigs in the week to July 14, bringing the total to 765, Baker Hughes said on Friday. Rig additions over the past four weeks averaged five, the lowest since November.

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‘Reach’ reviews dredging of river Jhelum

‘Reach Dredging Ltd’ which is busy in dredging the river Jhelum from Srinagar to Baramulla, Tuesday held meetings to review the progress of the work of dredging at various places.
Managing Director ‘Reach’ Sunil Patwari convened the meetings at Srinagar and Baramulla, a statement said.

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