Port of Houston to Increase Bayport Dredge Funding

In a special meeting held yesterday, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved a $1.5 million increase in funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ maintenance dredging of a portion of the Bayport Ship Channel.

This contribution is a part of the local/federal effort to improve the safety and efficiency of the Bayport flare area.

The Commission also authorized the Executive Director to designate staff to represent and act on behalf of the Port Authority in state and federal disaster assistance matters.

These were the only two action items on the yesterday’s agenda.

The next regular Port Commission meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 9:00 am.

The Bayport Terminal is a major deep water port in the Greater Houston area in Texas.

This relatively new terminal is designed to handle standardized cargo containers and offload the nearby Barbours Cut Terminal.

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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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