Top News – July 14 to 20, 2014
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has in consortium been awarded work associated with the expansion of the Singapore Tuas Mega Port development.
The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16.
‘Pieter Schelte’, the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement to this effect.
The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.
Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group’s flagship £300m deepwater container terminal, took an important step closer to realisation this month when the Dutch marine engineering specialists Van Oord commenced their dredging of the River Mersey estuary.
Dredging Today Staff, July 20, 2014