APM Terminals: Itajai Dredging Contract Signed

Brazil’s Minister of Transportation, Maurício Quintella Lessa, recently visited APM Terminals Itajai to attend the signing ceremony of an $11 million contract to dredge the navigation channel and terminal berths to a depth of 14 meters.

The new depth will allow vessels of up to 9,000 TEU capacity to dock at the berths.

Flooding of the Itajai-Açu River in 2015 resulted in the accumulation of sedimentation at Itajai, reducing the existing depth from 12 meters to 10.5 meters, and limiting the size of vessels able to call the port, APM Terminals said in its release.

A separate project will spend $33 million to widen the port’s turning basin, enabling the accommodation of vessels of up to 335 meters in length.

At present, APM Terminals Itajai can handle ships of up to 306 meters long.

The turning basin widening project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

 

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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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