Port of Halifax Berth Extension Project Starts

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Halifax Port Authority has confirmed that the work on the temporary South End Container Terminal berth extension has started, implementing its August 2018 board decision and announced at Halifax Port Days.

According to an official announcement, the berth extension will ensure that the Port of Halifax will continue to be a vital link in the Canadian supply chain, facilitate global economic ties and provide access to international markets for importers and exporters.

Construction is anticipated to be complete in Q1 of 2020.

The big reason that we’re doing this is the evolution that’s taking place in the shipping industry right now,” said Port of Halifax spokesperson Lane Farguson to Global NEWS recently. “The ships are getting bigger, and we really need to make sure that we have the capacity and the infrastructure in place to continue to be a part of that evolution.”

The port currently has the capacity to serve only one of those vessels, but Farguson said that within the next one to five years, they need the capacity to berth and service two of those vessels simultaneously.

 

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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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