Saudi Arabia Invests Big in Ports

 

Current and planned infrastructure development for Saudi Arabian ports comes to a total $30 billion (£19.1 billion), reported the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT (UK).

The sum came to light at the first Saudi Maritime Congress, where 200 delegates heard a series of experts explain the country’s rapid maritime development over November 26th and 27th.

One of these was Hassan Abouraya, international marketing and risk management executive at Zamil Offshore Services.

He encouraged future developments, saying: “Only two old repair yards with limited docking capabilities are available in Jeddah and Suez. There is room for at least one world class ship repair yard to be built.”

The congress was hosted by Jabara bin Eid Al Suraiseri, Saudi Arabian transport minister and chairman of the Saudi Ports Authority.

 

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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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