Readers’ Choice: Top News of 2014

Official Start of the New Suez Canal Project

Head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish and United Arab Emirates Minister of State Sultan Ahmed al-Gaber earlier this week gave the green light for the start of dredging works on the new Suez Canal project.

 

Southampton Port Ready for Giants

Associated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world today and long into the future after a £40 million dredging project.

 

New Parallel Runway Gets Final Load of Sand

There were cheers all around when the final load of sand to form the base for Brisbane Airport’s New Parallel Runway was pumped onto the runway site over the weekend – some two months early.

 

Ellicott President Named Baltimore CEO of the Year

Ellicott president Peter Bowe was recently selected as SmartCEO’s Baltimore CEO of the Year.

 

Italdraghe: New Dredger for Ethiopia

The start of May saw the commissioning of an Italdraghe SGT 250 dredger in Gorgora on the northern shore of Lake Tana, Ethiopia.

 

Boskalis, Van Oord Complete Botlek Dredging

The removal of an underwater dam at the entrance to the Botlek (by port number 4030) has been completed successfully.

 

2014 Sabetta Port Dredging Operations Completed

All dredging operations at the Sabetta seaport and the Gulf of Ob, that were scheduled for 2014, have been completed, according to the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) report.

 

Exclusive Interview with DSC Dredge President

DSC Dredge LLC, a Louisiana based company highly specialized in production of portable dredges, has over the years developed to become one of the leaders in dredge manufacturing industry. Recent successful deliveries of the company and “the 2014 Dredger Of The Year” award gave us enough good reasons to interview DSC Dredge President/CEO Mr. Bob Wetta.

 

Nicaragua Launches New Canal Project

Nicaraguan officials and the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company (HKND) broke ground yesterday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal.

 

Panama Canal Expansion Reaches Major Milestone

The Panama Canal Expansion reached another major milestone with yesterday’s arrival of the final shipment of gates. The gates for the new locks will be used for the Atlantic side of the project, two gates, and two for the Pacific.

 

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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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