Port of Savannah Modernization Continues

Konecranes will deliver 10 all-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). The RTGs will go into service at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah.

With this delivery, scheduled for the summer of 2016, the Port of Savannah will operate a total of 146 Konecranes RTGs.

This order moves us another step closer to achieving an all-electric RTG fleet at the Port of Savannah,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “It’s an important part of our long-term mission to reduce emissions and protect the environment around the port, while increasing the port’s efficiency and growing our business.

The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA’s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity.

In order to make the harbor even more efficient, GPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The SHEP will deepen the Savannah harbor and the associated shipping channel from an authorized depth of 42 feet to 47 feet.

The works on the recovery CSS Georgia ironclad from the Savannah River floor, which started in late January, marked the beginning of the of construction on the SHEP.

As Col. Thomas Tickner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, said during kick-off of the project, the event is the first tangible sign of deepening the harbor.

 

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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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