USA: St. Joseph Harbor Dredging Meets Expectations

St. Joseph Harbor is now in good shape, officials say.

After weeks of waiting for the funds and good weather, dredging of the Saint Joseph Harbor was completed last month.

We look good right now. The water depths are good. If we lose more water depth that reduces how much clearance the boats have to get in. So right now we’re looking good. The emergency dredge was done out at the mouth of the river. It allowed the boats to get into the river. That’s where the blockage was”, stated Lee Scherwitz, Harbor Authority Board Member.

Rep. Fred Upton, (R) 6th District, explains why it was so important to get this done, “We know that it is so important as it relates to jobs and the economy for any construction project, thus it is so much more economical for it to come by ship than it is by the heavy duty trucks.”

Ships haven’t been able to enter the harbor since mid-December, what means only a fraction of supplies has been delivered.

Dredging Today Staff, February 3, 2012;

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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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