USA: Manatee Port Thinks Big

Manatee Port Thinks Big

Port Manatee officials want to to build a new container terminal and deepen its channel to 41 feet or more to attract ships that are benefitting from the expansion of the Panama Canal, according to baynews9.com.

Port Manatee’s Steve Tyndal hopes ships coming from the south will see the advantage of not having to travel all the way to Tampa.

“Now they will be able to use local port facilities to get into international trade and commerce. It’s really not as difficult as it may sound,” he said.

The work is part of a decade-long, $200 million development project.

Dredging Today Staff, May 15, 2012; Image: portmanatee

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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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