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.

Practical Claims Avoidance Techniques: How to Prevent Excess Costs and Unnecessary Delay on Dredging Projects
Practical Claims Avoidance Techniques: How to Prevent Excess Costs and Unnecessary Delay on Dredging Projects

Demands on worldwide ports caused by ever larger ships means ever more dredging. Deeper channels, tighter dredge envelopes and stricter environmental restrictions can result in greater risks.

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.

Presure on Ports: Evaluating EU Habitats Legislation
Pressure on Ports: Evaluating EU Habitats Legislation

Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) as stipulated in EU habitats legislation can sometimes lead to complications during port expansion projects.

Toxcity Assessments For Dredged Material Characterisation in Ports Affected by Metallic Pollution
Toxcity Assessments For Dredged Material Characterisation in Ports Affected by Metallic Pollution

At the ports of Cartagena and Huelva, Spain dredged materials are affected by mining activities and require careful examination to aid decision making about disposal, as described by the IADC Award winner at the PIANC Conference in Portugal in May.

Implications of the EU Water Framework Directive for Ports, Harbours, Commercial and Leisure Navigat
Implications of the EU Water Framework Directive for Ports, Harbours, Commercial and Leisure Navigation

A position paper on the new EU Directive from important industry organisations which will certainly be impacted.

The EU Water Framework Directive: Implications of the Ports, Harbours, Navigation and Dredging Indus
The EU Water Framework Directive: Implications of the Ports, Harbours, Navigation and Dredging Industry

This new EU regulation has gone into effect and will have consequences for all of Europe and beyond.