Prime Minister Visits Port of Tyne (UK)

The Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron popped into the Port of Tyne last week. Accompanied by Martin Callanan MEP, the Prime Minister took in a bird’s eye view of the Port from the top of a 70m high container shipping crane.

The new gantry crane, costing £6m, was installed at the end of 2013 and has enabled the Port to accommodate larger container ships, attract new business and improve operational efficiency.

The Port of Tyne is the UK’s fastest growing major deep-sea port, providing a vital connection to Europe and beyond for trade and industry.

The Port’s CEO, Andrew Moffat, said: “We have just had our busiest time for almost 50 years and handled record volumes of cargo and numbers of passengers. We remain the UK’s no. 1 car exporting port and import about a third of the UK’s raw tea. We are also exporting manufacturing parts, retail goods, recyclable materials and grain.”

The Prime Minister also met the Port’s 16 apprentices, from engineering to business administration, and took a walk along the main Riverside Quay.

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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