It is the first significant expansion of the port since the 1970s, and laboratory tests were now being complemented by a major field trial.
The dredging work will allow 12,500 teu container ships to dock at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. JNPT currently has a depth of only 14 m.
The bidder quoting the lowest fee for the work will be awarded the deal which is expected to be finalised in the next few days.
The biggest container port in the country, Felixstowe will also order two new ZPMC ship-to-shore cranes for Berths 8&9 able to handle the largest container ships afloat.
As part of the forthcoming IHS DPC feature on dredging and port software, Tony Slinn talks to key sector companies to discuss trends and influences
The impairment charge related to the downturn in the offshore sector. The company saw further declines in revenue having enjoyed two years of growth.
Initiated in 2007 and supposed to have come on stream in April 2011, the terminal has been built under a USD1.4 billion joint venture between Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Hutchinson Port Holdings’s subsidiary South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT).
In ruling that Germany’s largest seaport of Hamburg must address certain environmental issues and amend its dredging plan before deepening can begin, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig gave the port of Hamburg a conditional green light in February to deepen its River Elbe access channel.
The redundancies were part of a reorganisation affecting Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, Damen Shiprepair Van Brink, and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, the Dutch company explained.