Russia: Dredging Project Boosts Port Vysotsky’s Cargo Traffic

The volume of cargo handled by Port Vysotsky LLC in January-November rose by 38 percent over the same period of 2010, to 2,938,000 tons.

In November 2011, Port Vysotsky handled 228,825 tons of export thermal coal.

Port Vysotsky LLC operating the coal terminal specializes in handling the commodity exported to Western Europe. In 2010, Port Vysotsky exported 2.3 million tons of coal versus 2.9 million a year earlier.

Last December, the stevedore company completed dredging of harbor waters and approach channel, which were deepened to 12.7 meters.

The channel has now 200 m in width. Maximum draft of vessels was increased from 9,3 m to 11,9 m. This enables access of 45,000DWT bulkers to the coal terminal.

Dredging Today Staff, December 15, 2011;

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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