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  • 5 April 2017

    A fire broke out on board a containership owned by Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) some 120 nautical miles off Colombo harbor, Sri Lanka, on April 4, Sri Lanka Navy said in a statement.  After it was alerted by the ship’s local agent, the navy deployed two fast attack craft (FAC) to fight the fire onboard the […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, who paid a friendly visit to Sri Lanka, inspected Colombo Container Terminal Project, Sri Lanka, and expressed his sincere concern to the field staff of CHEC participating in the […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The fire which broke out onboard the 13,798 TEU containership MSC Daniela some 120 nautical miles off Colombo harbor, Sri Lanka, on April 4, has been extinguished, the ship’s owner, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said in a statement to World Maritime News. The vessel was en route from Singapore to Port Said when the fire broke out toward […]

  • 10 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Sabetta Port Construction to Include Huge Dredging Operation (Russia) Nineteen vessels will be part of the dredging operation on Sabetta arctic port construction project on the Yamal Peninsula this year.   Boskalis Bags EUR 80 Million Dredging Contract Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by Daewoo E&C for the dredging and […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Megapolis and Western Development Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka, today toured the Port City land reclamation operations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. According to Minister Ranawaka, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) completed 50% of all land reclamation work so far. The Port City project is currently the single largest private-sector development project in Sri Lanka, and it is envisioned […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) scheduled an interactive forum with Dr Priyath Bandu Wickrama (Insights Into Port Development 2014 & Beyond), Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on January 16 to educate the investor community and the industry on the development projects and discuss the plan of the SLPA beyond 2014. Among the […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Port City Colombo has just released this beautiful photo of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Wan Qing Sha, during her recent work on the Port City land reclamation scheme. This capital project, conducted by China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC), is a brand new city development built as an extension of the Central Business District of […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad has expressed interest to take part in a consortium bidding for Colombo Port’s new terminal in Sri Lanka. Westports will jointly bid for the contract to build Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in the consortium of six companies led by Sri Lankan conglomerate Hayleys PLC. In line with the master plan […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, the Urban Development Authority and the CHEC Port City Colombo, for funding the Colombo International Finance City (CIFC) Building Complex. The structure, to be built on reclaimed land of the Colombo Port City Development […]

  • 29 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 23-29, 2017).   Steel Cutting Ceremony of TSHD LESSE Royal IHC has held a steel cutting ceremony for the 2,300m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger LESSE.   Uig Harbor Scheme Includes Land Reclamation Following the decision by Transport Scotland, CMAL and CalMac, […]

  • 21 December 2011

      The construction of the Colombo Port’s third container terminal is scheduled to be completed and operative by 2016. The US $ 500 million project will be undertaken in three stages, with the first stage expected to be completed by 2013. Perceived as a PPP venture, the expansion will increase the number of liners calling […]

  • 21 December 2011

    The construction of the Colombo Port’s third container terminal is scheduled to be completed and operative by 2016. The US $ 500 million project will be undertaken in three stages, with the first stage expected to be completed by 2013. Perceived as a PPP venture, the expansion will increase the number of liners calling the […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has completed the majority of dredging and land reclamation works for the Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City Project. According to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development, CCCC’s subsidiary China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) is wrapping up this land reclamation project. The new city will span on 269 hectares, equivalent to 600 football […]

  • 28 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 22-28, 2018).   Group Ocean Orders Two Damen Vessels Recently, at the New Orleans Workboat Festival in the United States, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Canada-based Group Ocean for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205.   […]

  • 25 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (January 19 – 25, 2018).   Cashman/Dutra JV Wins Boston Harbor Dredging Contract The Joint Venture comprising of Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group was awarded last week a $122.2 million Boston Harbor dredging contract.   CCCC Making Good Progress on the Lamu […]

  • 2 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you some of the most popular photos that marked the past dredging season.   PHOTO: DEME’s TSHD Bonny River Launched in China DEME’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ‘Bonny River’ was launched last Sunday (April 15) at COSCO Guangdong Heavy Industry shipyard in China.   PHOTO: GLDD Backhoe Dredge New York at […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Colombo International Container Terminal Plc, (CICT) a unit of China Merchant Holdings (International) will begin discussions with potential customers shortly with the first berth due to open in July. “The port of Colombo can accommodate mega vessels,” CICT chief executive Yunshu Liu said on the sidelines of ports and logistics conference organized by Seatrade a […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Colombo International Container Terminal Plc, (CICT) a unit of China Merchant Holdings (International) will begin discussions with potential customers shortly with the first berth due to open in July. “The port of Colombo can accommodate mega vessels,” CICT chief executive Yunshu Liu said on the sidelines of ports and logistics conference organized by Seatrade a […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Sri Lanka has facilities to handle mega carriers with the infrastructure and support system which is on a par with other large ports in the region. Sri Lanka is positioned in a strategic location which should be exploited to boost business in the ports and shipping sector, expert said. “During the recent past, port sector […]

  • 29 June 2015

    The Sri Lankan government will not abandon the USD 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project though its work had currently been suspended owing to some issues, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga told the country’s Parliament on Friday. According to Ranatunga, that are certain issues to be addressed and remedied first before resuming the work on the Colombo […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Chinese and Sri Lankan governments are expected to reach a solution on the much discussed USD 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project soon, according to a senior official from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Chen Feng. The new Sri Lankan government has expressed its commitment towards the Colombo Port City Project, which remains under review since the […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government of Sri Lanka approved on Wednesday the construction of a breakwater for a USD 1.5 billion port city project funded by China, which had been halted earlier this month, China’s Xinhua news agency reports. Sri Lanka’s new government had suspended the plan to construct a commercial and residential center near the Colombo Port […]