Damietta Port Ready for Giants

Image source: Damietta Port Authority

The Egyptian Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has achieved an important milestone within their dredging project, enabling the harbor to handle container vessels with a capacity of up to 14,000 TEUs and draft of 15 meters.

Under this capital development program, the port authority increased the depth of the navigational channel to 16 meters and the manoeuvre area in front of docks to 15.5 meters.

According to DPA Chairman, Tarek Shahin, Damietta is now at the forefront of ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially as it can implement Just-In-Time (JIT) operations on ships, eliminating waiting times.

The port was the first Egyptian harbor to introduce the onshore power supply (OPS) technique for providing electric power to berthing vessels.

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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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