The ‘Grow America’ in Charleston

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx yesterday visited the Wando Welch Terminal to discuss the facility’s upcoming wharf improvement project, which received a 10.8 million dollar Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in September.

The future is a choice, and Charleston will seize the opportunities the future holds by preparing its terminals to serve post-Panamax ships,” said US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The TIGER grant supports the Port’s critical project to upgrade the Wando terminal structure and purchase new cranes to handle the growing size of ships today.

As the SCPA’s busiest container terminal, Wando Welch receives approximately 11 post-Panamax vessels weekly. The wharf improvement project includes upgrades to structural support of the wharf and fendering system, as well as modifications to crane rails to accommodate two new super-post-Panamax cranes on order for the terminal.

Infrastructure investments grow jobs and economies, and they are critically important to our nation,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “The future of commerce remains on the high seas, with cargo arriving on post-Panamax vessels. SC Ports Authority is ahead of the curve, and modernizing the Wando Terminal ensures continued growth of maritime commerce and jobs.”

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The stage at SC Ports Wando Welch Terminal set for VP and Secretary Foxx

The visit was part of Secretary Foxx’s GROW AMERICA EXPRESS Bus Tour through the Southeastern United States this week to highlight the importance of transportation infrastructure investments. Vice President Biden, who highlighted his support of the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project in yesterday’s remarks, previously visited SCPA in September 2013 after the Administration selected the project as a We Can’t Wait initiative.

 

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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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