Importance of Port of New Bedford Dredging Highlighted

Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren, along with state representatives Bill Strauss, Paul Schmid, Christopher Markey, Robert Koczera and Antonio Cabral, last week visited New Bedford, MA, to discuss how to improve the Port of New Bedford.

Mayor of New Bedford, Jon Mitchell, City Council President, Joe Lopes, and Ward 4 Council, Dana Rebeiro, hosted the officials at Seatrade International, where they discussed policies affecting the port, the South Coast Today informs.

According to Ed Anthes-Washburn, the executive director of the Harbor Development Commission, about two-thirds of the discussion revolved around dredging.

“We heard example after example of what it will mean if we could get proper dredging for new businesses, expanded businesses, more opportunities,” Senator Warren said. “That’s what we want to see in New Bedford. That’s what we want to see here in Massachusetts.”

The New Bedford Harbor Development Commission predicts that the dredging would create 898 permanent jobs, $65.1 million in wages and $11.5 million in state and local taxes.

Documents from the meeting show that the dredging would encompass 25-30 commercial properties in New Bedford and Fairhaven and cost $19.25 million over five years, according to the South Coast Today.

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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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