Port of Tauranga Completes Channel Dredging Project

Port of Tauranga has just reported the completion of a major five year expansion program, including the channel dredging and landside facilities upgrades.

The channel dredging project was completed ahead of time and below budget.

The port’s shipping channels have now been widened and deepened, to 14.5 meters inside the harbor entrance and 15.8 meters outside the harbor.

The Port Chairman, David Pilkington, said: “Following the completion of dredging to deepen and widen the port’s shipping channels, the first of the 9,500 TEU ships is set to visit in October.”

Other Operational Developments

Port of Tauranga has examined every aspect of its landside operations to ensure it is able to handle the much larger transfers of cargo required when servicing larger vessels. Two additional cranes and 13 additional straddles have now been delivered.

KiwiRail is investing $15 million in upgrading its facilities at MetroPort Auckland, which saw an increase of 39% in containers volumes during the financial year. Meanwhile, in the South Island, Timaru Container Terminal reached an all-time record in container volumes of 84,402 TEUs – up 18% on the previous year.

South Island-based customers are now able to access the MetroPort Christchurch intermodal freight hub at Rolleston, which can consolidate imports and exports for rail transfer to and from the Timaru 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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