EU Supports Safer Access to Port of Dunkirk

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will invest nearly €550,000 in a design and safety study to welcome ultra-large container ships in the Port of Dunkirk in northern France.

Ultra-large (about 400m long) container ships, becoming increasingly popular for goods transportation, often require adaptation of the maritime access to ports.

This project features technical design and safety studies preparing the necessary adaptation works for the Port of Dunkirk. It will come up with technical surveys, specifications, a cost analysis, final planning, as well as preparation of the procurement procedure.

The studies will contribute to increased access capacity and container traffic to the port’s west container terminal. It will result in a more sustainable and safer port access and smoother manoeuvring of ships.

The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority ‘Maritime transport’. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

This project is to be completed by December 2015.

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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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