The Port of Lisbon, Portugal: Maintenance Dredging in a Sensitive Environmental System
The Port of Lisbon, Portugal: Maintenance Dredging in a Sensitive Environmental System

With dredging responsibility for 11 municipalities along the environmentally sensitive Tagus estuary, the Port Authority of Lisbon needed an integrated strategic dredging plan. After detailed studies, they got it.

Flexibility in Port Infrastructures
Flexibility in Port Infrastructures

The use of flexible and sustainable-solutions infrastructures should be promoted – though initially more costly, these may prove economical over the whole life cycle of a port.

Will Ports Become Forts? Climate Change Impacts, Opportunities and Challenges
Will Ports Become Forts? Climate Change Impacts, Opportunities and Challenges

The Stanford University Policy and Engineering Responses to Sea Level Rise (SUPERSLR) project is examining various solutions and the constraints for worldwide ports which could face the challenges of sea-level rise all at roughly the same time.

Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment
Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment

A state-of-the-art 3D plume model, used at the Ras Laffan Port Expansion project, simulates alternative disposal scenarios and helps develop Safe Disposal Maps.

Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia
Breakwater Rehabilitation Project at the Port of Poti, Georgia

Finally, after 200 years, the breakwater at Poti on the Black Sea has been repaired in a way that will reduce the need for maintenance and limit the port’s down-time.

Dredging and Valorisation: Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material in the Port of Dunkirk, France
Dredging and Valorisation: Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material in the Port of Dunkirk, France

To meet recent legislative requirements in France, the Port Authority of Dunkirk has pioneered a new method for dewatering contaminated dredged material and readying it for further use.

Communicating about Dredging in a Precious Environment: Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening Project
Communicating about Dredging in a Precious Environment: Port of Melbourne Channel Deepening Project

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.

A Probabilistic Analysis of the Ecological Effects of Sand Mining for Maasvlakte 2
A Probabilistic Analysis of the Ecological Effects of Sand Mining for Maasvlakte 2

Lessons learnt when planning the construction of the new Rotterdam port extension about the uncertainties of environmental effects on a Natura 2000 site may be applicable to other situations.