Panama Canal Expansion: SUNTRACS Workers Strike

The suspension of productive work on the Panama Canal’s Third Set of Locks Project that began on April 23rd, after a decision made by the Construction Workers Union (SUNTRACS for its initials in Spanish) while negotiating working conditions with the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC), is keeping the construction paralyzed.

Once this strike call is suspended by SUNTRACS, progress on the project will be regained, announced gupc.com.

“Regarding recent statements made by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), GUPC would like to reiterate this inactivity is out of their control and responsibility. However, we would like to stress that GUPC has made the expected and mandatory notifications, therefore reserving their rights in full compliance with the contract signed between the parties involved,” they stated.

As expressed by ACP, the impacts can only be assessed after the conflict has ended.

Press Release, May 8, 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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