VIDEO: JAXPORT Welcomes MOL Maxim (USA)

On Feb. 28, 2013, JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point welcomed one of the largest vessels to ever call on Jacksonville’s seaport.

The 6,700 TEU (containers) MOL Maxim traveled from Southeast Asia through the Suez Canal and called on another U.S. east coast port before arriving at TraPac Friday afternoon. The Maxim is nearly 1,000 feet in length and at a breadth of 138 feet is too large to fit through the current Panama Canal locks.

TraPac Vice President and General Manager Dennis Kelly said the Maxim and other larger ships calling on Jacksonville as part of a regular rotation through the Suez Canal clearly illustrate the opportunities ahead.

This shows we have the big ships today. They are already coming here,” said Kelly. “What we need now is a deeper harbor to enable them to load and unload even more cargo, to bring even more benefit to this region. The opening of the wider Panama locks in a couple of years will, of course, bring greater opportunities for Jacksonville, but clearly the Maxim and the other ships we are seeing coming to us through the Suez Canal now mean the industry already views us as a significant player.”

Press Release, March 4, 2014

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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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