Columbia River Dredging Commences Next Month (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging operations in the lower Columbia River in July.

The dredging is part of the Corps’ annual river maintenance intended to keep the federal navigation channel safe for commercial shipping. The Corps expects to remove 5 million cubic yards of sediment from the Columbia River and more than 3 million cubic yards from the mouth of the river this season.

Dredging at the mouth of the Columbia River is expected to be complete by October, and the rest of the river by December.

According to the Center for Economic Development and Research, the Columbia/Snake River navigation system is the top export gateway for U.S. wheat and barley exports. It is also the number one export gateway for West Coast wood and mineral bulk exports, as well as for automobile imports.

Marine traffic passing the entrance of the Columbia River has increased by 34 percent from 32 million tons in 2003 to 42 million tons in 2010.

Press Release, June 26, 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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