CETA Opens New Opportunities for Dredging Companies

The European Parliament convincingly granted its final endorsement to the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA) on Wednesday, 15 February.

Eight years after CETA negotiations began the European Parliament gave its’ final vote today on the free trade agreement.

The vote follows a long and difficult process, in which the Belgian region of Wallonia threatened to capsize the whole agreement.

According to Danish Shipowners’ Association, a majority of the European Parliament stuck with the view that CETA is the most modern and progressive trade agreement that the EU has ever negotiated, and thus voted in favor of the agreement.

“The approval of CETA by the European Parliament provides a much needed victory for positive globalization and the wider EU trade policy,” said Simon Bergulf, Director of EU Affairs at Danish Shipowners’ Association.

He emphasized that the agreement contains an ambitious maritime chapter that will ensure continued free and fair access for European shipping companies to Canadian ports and present new opportunities for feeder and dredging services.

 

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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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