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Ecosystem Services: Heading Towards Sustainable Dredging

Ecosystem Services: Heading Towards Sustainable Dredging

Published in Shipbuilding Industry

October 2016

The ongoing need for navigation in the context of the continually growing world population and trade, together with the challenges provided by climate change, are major drivers in the dredging sector.

 

 

 
Article IADC Releases 50th Anniversary Book Beyond Sand and Sea

IADC Releases 50th Anniversary Book Beyond Sand & Sea

Published in IDR

January/February 2016

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has released “Beyond Sand & Sea,” a book describing in text and highquality photos the achievements of its members in the 50-year history of the organization.

 

 

 
Article Marsha Cohen to Retire as Editor of Terra et Aqua

Marsha Cohen to Retire as Editor of Terra et Aqua

Published in IDR

November/December 2015

Marsha Cohen will retire at the end of the year as editor of Terra et Aqua, a technical dredging journal, published by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC).

 

 

 
Article Conflict and opposition to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way.

Conflict avoidance

Published in Port Strategy

July/August 2015

Conflict and opposition to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

 

 
Article Kaplan Opens IADC 50th Anniversary Meeting in Hong Kong

Kaplan Opens IADC 50th Anniversary Meeting
in Hong Kong

Published in IDR

November/December 2015

“Ninety Percent of world trade is done by sea,” declared Robert D. Kaplan, keynote speaker at International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) Conference, “From Birth to Boom: Asian Maritime Megastructures,” held at the Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong on October 23, 2015.

 

 

 
Article

Diversity defines the dredging industry

Published in Maritime Reporter

June 2015

 The mantra of recent times has been the worldwide trend to ‘mega’. Mega container ships created the need for mega ports ...

 

 

 
Article

Mega Dredging Projects

Published in Marine Technology Reporter

June 2015

According to the International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) Dredging Figures 2013, the global dredging turnover grew nearly 3% in 2013, nearly hitting the $13 billion mark. More significantly, even ...

 

 

 
Article

Keeping maritime moving

Published in Dredging and Port Construction

March 2015

As IADC nears its 50th anniversary, Lisa Maher interviewed its secretary-general, René Kolman, about its celebrations, communications, and concerns...

Copyright: IHS Global Limited’s 

 
 
Article

Changing Climates, Changing Deltas

Published in South East Asia Construction

January 2015

The IADC explains how climate change influences the river deltas and what has been done to mitigate the risk.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Driving Dredging

Published in Port Strategy

August 2014

Early contractor involvement is seen as essential in capital dredging.

 

 

 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Backhoe Dredgers - Growing in popularity

Published in Arab Construction World

November 2014

A backhoe dredger (BHD) is water-based excavator that evolved from the land-based backhoe. The water-based backhoe ...

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

A learning experience

Published in Dredging & Port Construction (DPC)

September 2014

Eager to know more about dredging, land reclamation, the environment or equipment? Ask the IADC. Its secretary general, René Kolman, gives IHS Maritime an update.

DPC Magazine

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Cashing in on nature

Published in Ports & Harbors

August 2014

According to IADC secretary-general René Kolman, by using ecosystem
services, we can have our ports without compromising ‘natural capital’.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Safety is a value, not a rule

Published in World Port Development

May 2014

René Kolman, Secretary General, International Association of Dredging
Companies looks at health and safety issues within the dredging industry.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Underwater sound: dredging Maasvlakte 2

Published in Ports & Harbors

May 2014

This article is based on an extended version that appeared in IADC’s journal Terra et Aqua in September 2013, with additional material from the Maasvlakte 2 sustainable report.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

No more muddy waters

Published in Shipping and Marine

May 2014

René Kolman explains why applying Ecosystem Services to the maritime industry benefits the industry, the client and the consumer.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Good Hydraulic Fill makes a difference

Published in Marine and Ports

January 2014

Thinking of port expansion or of developing a new port? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to think about the quality of the hydraulic fill.

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

Maritime Solutions for a Changing World

Published in Arab Construction World

January 2014

The worldwide need for maritime construction keeps changing and so do the technologies offered by the dredging industry. Increased
demands for clean energy, ...

 
 
DPC article - IADC seminar

A century of experience in just five days…

Published in Dredging & Port Construction (DPC)

September 2013

IHS DPC’s Lisa Maher reports on the recent IADC seminar on dredging and reclamation – and why companies should consider it for their employees.

 
 
New Land by the Sea: Econimically and Socially, Land Reclamation Pays

Greener Dredging

June 2012

Text version of the presentation 'Greener Dredging'.
Click here to watch the video presentation.

 
 
Environmental regulations are not the enemy

Environmental regulations are not the enemy

Published in Infrastructure Today

June 2011

The dredging industry worldwide is transcending from a compliance-driven approach to a cooperative relationship with sustainability—including environmental and social concerns—for a win-win solution.

 
 
Procurement for dredging operations

An indispensable, unknown industry

Published in Baltic Transport Journal

June 2010

Dredging is vital to social and economic development, in particular, to the construction and maintenance of much of the infrastructure upon which our economic prosperity as well as social and environmental well-being depends.

 
 
In At The Deep End

In At The Deep End

Published in Dredging & Port Construction (DPC)

February 2010

A motley crew from points all over the globe assembled in Singapore for a week’s dredging course run by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) – DPC’s Asia Editor Jim Wilson took part and this is his very personal take on the event...

Read full article in DPC Magazine

 
 
A Radical Proposal

A Radical Proposal

Published in Dredging & Port Construction (DPC)

March 2009

The US government should lift restrictions on foreign contractors as a way of tackling the backlog of dredging projects in the country’s seaports.
 

 

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