Interview: Mark van Koningsveld ‘If you focus on primary objectives only, then you will pay in sustainability’

Mark van Koningsveld’s quest for a sustainable dredging industry takes to the front of the classroom as he begins his new role as professor of Ports & Waterways at TU Delft.

Quay Walls
Quay Walls (handbook of Quay Walls)

This new edition of the handbook of Quay Walls provides the reader with essential knowledge for the planning, design, execution and maintenance of quay walls, as well as general information about historical developments and lessons learned from the observation of ports in various countries.

Interview: Tiedo Vellinga – ‘There should be a shift in the way of thinking about designing infrastructure’

A newly appointed Professor Emeritus at TU Delft and former project manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Tiedo Vellinga discusses his role as a bridge between academia and practice and its impact on the direction of port development.

How navigable are fluid mud layers?

Safe navigation through ports and waterways is determined by the space available under a ship’s keel, but a seabed of fluid mud can get in the way.

‘Can ports face extreme vessel growth by themselves?’
Interview: ‘Can ports face extreme vessel growth by themselves?’

The International Association of Ports and Harbors’s Patrick Verhoeven discusses the major topics facing the world’s ports as they prepare for the future as well as ways ports can adapt to the ever-growing scale increase of ships.

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.

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.