Highlights of the Week
Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 22-28, 2018).
The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.
The Bangladeshi Executive Committee of the National Economic (ECNEC) has approved a project to procure some 35 dredgers, costing around $526 million, to keep up navigability in 100 major rivers across the country, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) reports.
Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania, recently held a keel-laying ceremony for the Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) ‘CEMEX Go Innovation’.
The launching ceremony of the Spartacus – the world’s most powerful cutter suction dredger – is set to take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) held in Odessa their ‘Dredging Day – 2018’ conference on October 22.
The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore hosted its largest-ever container ship – the 1,200-foot-long Gunde Maersk – earlier this week.