East Port Said Channel Officially Inaugurated

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail officially inaugurated the port of East Port Said’s side channel yesterday.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Suez Canal Authority, Mohab Mamish, along with a number of ministers, governors and foreign diplomats.

“The objective of the canal is to reduce the waiting period, which is currently at an average of up to 10 hours, which will help to increase the number of ships coming in and out to the port,” said Mamish.

The new waterway extends from the northern entrance of the Suez Canal at the Mediterranean Sea for 9.5 km and will provide direct access to the harbor without hindering traffic along the Suez Canal.

The Suez Canal Authority began digging of the side channel in November and finished the work this month.

After completion of this $37 million dredging scheme, the new waterway reached a depth of 18.5 meters.

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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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