It took more than 15 years of study before the Savannah Harbour Expansion Project (SHEP) got under way, but it is now more than 60% complete and on schedule to be fully commissioned by 2021.
Singapore’s sand supplier Le Tong Resources is now into shipowning.
The USD116 million Cox Creek project will expand a dredged material containment facility on the shore of Maryland’s Patapsco River, about 14 km from Port of Baltimore, as Scott Berman reports.
A long-awaited dredging campaign is preparing the way for yet more growth at the advancing Port of Grays Harbor in Washington State on the US Pacific coast. Scott Berman reports.
Dutch dredging and offshore giant Van Oord’s new generation trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Amalia has been successfully launched at the LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain.
Constructing coastal structures such as breakwaters, bunds, piers, and more, relies heavily on accurate and specific location data. If environmental factors, such as maximum wave height, are underestimated, the works will not be fit for purpose, or sediment may not build up as previously predicted.
It is the first significant expansion of the port since the 1970s, and laboratory tests were now being complemented by a major field trial.
On behalf of Dredging and Port Construction, Shem Oirere attended the recent Africa Ports Expansion conference in Mombasa to identify key concerns of those looking to invest in – or seek finance for – Africa’s ports and infrastructure.
2017 will see numerous vessels being ordered, built, commissioned, and delivered. Bert Visser reports on who’s buying, who’s making, and where these newbuildings will be working.
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.