Terra Et Aqua

Number 143 - June 2016

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Challenge in Logistics: New Suez Canal Project

BAS VAN BEMMELEN, WIM DHONT, OSAMA FAROUK EID, MENNO NAGEL, KENNETH WILLEMS

The New Suez Canal project was a titanic effort in logistics. Six global dredging contractors completed the works within one year and several records were broken during the execution of the project. The contractors disposed of more than 245 million m3 of sand in just nine months.

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Safety in Mooring

BRAM SLUISKES

The risks of mooring operations in the dredging industry cannot be overstated. Equipment, training and competence of personnel, and technology are the different factors that play a part in safe and efficient mooring work.

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How Clear Communications Benefit Dredging Projects

MARSHA COHEN, RENE KOLMAN

Dredging projects impact a wide variety of stakeholders. Over the years dredging contractors and clients have become more aware of the public’s need for information. Keeping clear communications open with all stakeholders, especially the public can benefit dredging projects.

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A panoramic view of multiple dredgers at work at the New Suez Canal. The project involved the largest number of dredgers ever deployed on a single project – 28 vessels and over 40 pieces of auxiliary equipment (Page 5) (Photo by Luuk Kramer; Courtesy of Challenge Consortium).

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