Government of Mauritius Plans More Dredging at Port Louis

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The Government of Mauritius announced today in their Budget 2019-2020 Plan that the transformation of the Port Louis Harbor through new investments, in view of expanding its role and capacity, will boost productivity and enhance competitiveness. 

The Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) plans to construct a breakwater to reduce downtime at the port during bad weather conditions. The MPA is also investing in another breakwater at Fort William so as to allow the safe mooring of some 120 ocean-going fishing vessels, thus creating a fully functional fishing port.

Under the plan, the navigational channel will be further dredged to a depth of 18 meters, which will make Port Louis the deepest port in the region.

“These dredged materials will then be used in order to reclaim some 60 hectares of land for the creation of an Island Terminal of containers that will more than double the actual stacking capacity,” according to the official announcement.

It has also been highlighted that the Cargo Handling Corporation will acquire one additional Ship-to-Shore crane along with associated equipment, aiming to increase crane productivity at the port.

 

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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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