Virginia Port Authority: New Cranes for NIT, VIG Dredging Approved

Image source: portofvirginia.com

The heavy-load vessel Happy Buccaneer was on berth yesterday at Norfolk International  Terminals (NIT) with the first group of six rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) that are the  centerpieces of the $375 million capacity expansion project, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) said in its latest release.

The Happy Buccaneer’s arrival signals the start of an 18-month cycle that will see the delivery of  60 new cranes to NIT.

In January 2018, construction on the NIT expansion got underway and the project will be complete by mid-year 2020. The work will expand NIT’s annual throughput capacity by  400,000 container units, said VPA.

This is the stage when things begin to come to life at NIT,” commented John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.

“The work at VIG will be done by next summer, our 55-foot dredging project has gotten federal approval, so we are beginning the preliminary engineering and design work, and we are on-budget and on schedule here (NIT). The hard working going on here today is creating a sustainable port that will have decades of growth ahead of it.”

Last month, the Port of Virginia accepted the last load of 26 new RMGs at Virginia International Gateway (VIG), where $320 million is being invested to expand cargo capacity and operations.

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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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