The continuing surge in vessel sizes is putting increased pressure on port authorities worldwide. Experts recount the implementation of innovative modelling for maintaining channel depths at the ports of Brisbane and Geelong, Australia.
An analytical method that was developed and applied to identify the optimal channel layout and dredging depth for safe navigation in the Mearim Port concept in Brazil.
To accommodate the increasing number of post-Panamax ships, the Panama Canal Authority embarked on a major expansion plan to excavate, drill, blast and dredge to build a larger third set of locks.
The 2009 IADC Award for the Best Paper by a younger author evaluates how to prioritize channel maintenance dredging to ensure the safety and economic viability of waterborne transportation.
Protests from some members of the public and by local media led both the client and contractor to work together to reassess and improve their communications with stakeholders.
Port 2000, Le Havre’s New Container Terminal: Breakwaters and Dredging of the Nautical Access Channel
Flexibility and ingenuity were required to meet the environmental and economic demands for expanding France’s largest port which faces the rough swells of the Channel.
To limit the contamination from coal dust and relieve the congestion at the Chennai, India harbour, the small village of Ennore was chosen as a site for a new port.