Spotlight on Port of Wilmington

Image source: USACE

South Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. Diana Holland toured the Port of Wilmington with Executive Director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Paul Cozza on June 19.

The main goal of this meeting was to get a better understanding of the economic value of the ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, and how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps by maintaining the channels that lead to the ports.

During the tour, Wilmington District Commander Col. Rob Clark discussed current and future navigation projects with port officials to help keep North Carolina ports competitive along the Atlantic Coast.

Speaking of the future, the Port of Wilmington is expanding to accommodate multiple ultra-Panamax container ships simultaneously and to increase the speed and efficiency of loading and unloading these vessels.

Specific landside developments include the improvement of its berths and the installation of three new neo-Panamax container cranes.

The Port of Wilmington waterside has expanded its turning basin to accommodate post-Panamax vessels with a length of 1,150 feet (350.52 meters) and a breadth of 158 feet (48.16 meters). Depending on the profile of the vessel, this means the port can handle vessels holding up to 10,000 TEUs.

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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