Top News – January 13 to 19, 2014
No longer will ports need to hire large commercial dredging outfits to do expensive deep maintenance dredging. Now they can invest in their own maintenance dredging system that will allow them to maintain a maximum depth of 55 ft (16.7m) at their port.
The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.
Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor yesterday at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The technical studies regarding the dredging of the Kingston Harbour have been completed, said Chairman of the Logistics and Investment Task Force in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. Eric Deans.
Today the Port of Bundaberg welcomed the arrival of the largest bulk sugar carrier, MV Lake Arafura, since the January 2013 flood events.
Dredging Today Staff, January 19, 2014