PortMiami Dredging Pays Off

PortMiami is positioning itself to capture new trade opportunities thanks to more than $1 billion of capital infrastructure projects now complete.

The port now offers Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes that can service cargo vessels up to 22 containers wide and up to nine containers above deck and eleven containers below.

Additionally, a completed -50/-52 ft. dredge project now allows the PortMiami to accommodate the largest container vessels sailing the oceans, including neo-Panamax vessels that can carry up to 13,000 TEUs that will be able to transit the new Panama Canal when the project is completed in April.

PortMiami is now welcoming big ships,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “It is the only major global trade hub south of Virginia capable of handling bigger, more modern Post-Panamax ships. We expect the growth pattern at PortMiami to increase once the expanded Panama Canal opens next year. Growth in international trade, commerce and tourism at PortMiami is looking strong.”

Last week, PortMiami posted an increase of 15 percent in containerized cargo movements for its 2015 fiscal year with a total of 1,007,800 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moving through the port during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2015.

On the cruise side of the business, PortMiami also experienced another exceptional year. A record in cruise passengers – nearly 4.9 million – sailed through the port, more than any other cruise port in the world.

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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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