Four New Lock Gates on Its Way to Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that the ship Sun Rise, with four new gates for the Third Set of Locks, has sailed for Panama from Trieste, Italy.

The ship is expected to arrive to Panama in mid-June, depending on weather conditions.

“This is another important milestone towards the completion of a project that will have an important impact on the international maritime community,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano.

New Lock Gates

This is the second shipment of gates being transported to Panama. Currently in the country are four other gates that arrived in August 2013.

The Panama Canal Expansion Program is currently 74% complete.

Press Release, May 19, 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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