Mercator Wins Karaikal Port Dredging Deal

Mercator Ltd, one of India’s diversified conglomerates with interests in coal, oil and gas, shipping and dredging, has won a contract for maintenance dredging work at the Karaikal Port.

Mercator said in its statement today that this dredging program will be completed during the first half of FY2018.

Karaikal Port is envisaged to have a total of 9 berths capable of handling 47 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) by 2018, the port stated on its official website.

“The vision behind the port is to create a gateway to central Tamil Nadu, a strategic location where a major chunk of the state’s industrial belt is located. This gateway will catalyze rapid growth in central Tamil Nadu and Puducherry,” the port said.

Mercator won a similar contract last month from the New Mangalore Port Trust for maintenance dredging at New Mangalore Port for a period of three years.

The company, formerly Mercator Lines, is the second largest private sector shipping company in India, and is based in Mumbai.

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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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