Hickman Dredging Underway

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has temporarily halted its operations due to the Hickman Harbor dredging project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

According to Ferry Captain Jeremy Newsom, a dredging vessel, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently working in the Hickman Harbor to keep the channel and harbor open.

Due to limited space at the mouth of the harbor, the ferry won’t be able to access the Kentucky landing at Hickman until the dredging operations are complete. This dredging scheme is expected to last about 2 weeks.

The ferry provides passage between Kentucky and Missouri. It connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

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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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