Second Phase of MGT Expansion Includes Dredging

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has initiated the second phase expansion of its Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), located 92 miles upstream on the left bank of the Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Phase 2 expansion will more than double MGT’s existing annual throughput capacity to 400,000TEU/yr.

The expansion of MGT is aligned with actual and projected container growth rates for the DRC,” said Hans Ole Madsen, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, ICTSI.

Studies suggest that Congo will achieve emerging market country status within the next 10-years and as such we are very confident that this nearly $100 million expansion plan anticipates the DRC’s requirements over this period and will deliver unrivaled efficiencies,” added Hans Ole Madsen.

One of the main features of this scheme is the dredging of the Congo River initially to a depth of 10 meters and subsequently to 12.5 meters.

Implementation of this project will commence in 2020 and will promote lower marine freight rates further enhancing Matadi’s natural competitiveness.

 

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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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