Towards Sustainable Port Development

An ecosystem services assessment of Port Botany’s expansion identifies the project’s economic, environmental and socio-economic impacts for a universal stakeholder guide which ensures sustainable development.

An Improved Integrated Approach for Optimising Shipping Channel Capacity for Australian Ports
An Improved Integrated Approach for Optimising Shipping Channel Capacity for Australian Ports

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.

Some Proven Benefits of Polymer Use in the Treatment of Sediments in Recent Dredging Projects

To show the success of polymer use in highly contaminated areas, two recent projects are presented: at Port-La-Forêt harbour in La Forêt-Fouesnant, France and at the Kishon River seven kilometres downstream from Haifa, Israel.

Integrated Method for Optimal Channel Dredging Design

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.

Long-Term Effects of Maintenance Dredging on Turbidity
Long-Term Effects of Maintenance Dredging on Turbidity

Maintenance dredging is required in many estuaries worldwide to provide access to ports and inland waterways. A newly developed dredging module is able to capture the two fundamental processes necessary to model the long-term impacts of dredging on turbidity.

Key Principles for Port and Harbor Development

During planning, design and operations of port development, these economically and socially sound actions can minimise impacts on the coastal zone.

Geotextile tube applications for construction of the longest sea-crossing bridge in Vietnam
Geotextile tube applications for construction of the longest sea-crossing bridge in Vietnam

Geotextile tubes were indispensable in the bridge building works of the Lach Huyen Port Project. About 27 km of the material was utilised to construct the containment bund of the 620,000 m3 dredged sediment containment facilities.