USA: Biden Tours Bayport Container Terminal

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in regular session today at 9 a.m.

The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, November 18, but Vice President Joe Biden toured the Bayport Container Terminal yesterday as part of a series of trips he is making to select U.S. ports regarding the Panama Canal expansion.

The Port Commission meeting immediately follows the swearing in ceremony of new Port Commissioner Roy D. Mease. The Board of Pilot Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. or immediately following the adjournment of the Port Commission meeting.

The Port Commission Community Relations Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Pilots Commissioners meeting.

The meetings will take place in the fourth floor boardroom of the Port Authority Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston.

Press Release, November 19, 2013

 

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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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