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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amongst all the studies done at the MV2 Port of Rotterdam expansion, none was more exciting than the discovery of the Middle Stone Age civilisation that flourished on the Maas-Rhine delta 9,000 years ago.