Technical Papers - Dredging and Coastal Development

Expanding the Suez Canal: Doing the Undoable

  PTI Edition 84 - Delivering Performance

Ashraf Ghazy of the Damietta Port Authority underlines the scale and success of the ongoing Suez Canal expansion

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Mega Ship Ready, Supply Chain

Port Partnerships in Practice

  PTI Edition 79 - Smart Ports & Supply Chains

Two trends have defined container shipping in the past decade. To start with, bigger and bigger ships were built at an unprecedented pace and the result was systemic overcapacity.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Global Terminal Operators, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction, VTMIS & Aids to Navigation (ATON)

How to Reduce Opex Costs for RTG Terminals

  PTI Edition 76 - Cyber Risk & Security

Conventional Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) consume 2 to 2.5 liter diesel per container move. Consequently a container terminal with a throughput of 1 million TEU consumes 2 million to 2.5 million liters of diesel per year. This drives many operators to look for suitable power supply alternatives for this type of crane, in order to reduce diesel consumption and thus emissions. Conductix-Wampfler has been converting RTGs into electrified RTGs (E-RTGs) since 2006. The converting process involves shutting down the diesel genset and powering the RTG with electric power directly from the power grid. E-RTGs typically use 2.5 to 3.5 kWh electrical power per container move.

  Automation and Optimisation, Dredging and Coastal Development, Environment, Health & Safety

New Suez Canal Project: A Logistics Journey

  PTI Edition 71 - The Bulk Issue

IADC is the forum for all oil and gas drilling industry stakeholders to connect, in this paper René Kolman discusses the New Suez Canal Project, it was aimed at improving the country’s economy. The second lane would reduce waiting times for transiting ships, facilitate traffic in two directions and increase the number of ships allowed in the waterway. SCA expects revenues to increase from US$5.3 billion at present to US$13.2 billion by 2023 due to the additional lane.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Planning, Design & Construction

Dredging the Mersey for Liverpool2 container port

  PTI Edition 63 - Panama Canal Edition

The owner and operator of the Port of Liverpool, Peel Ports, is investing £300 million for the development of Liverpool2. Peel Ports appointed dredging company Van Oord to carry out dredging work at the Liverpool2 site, which involves the construction and dredging of the quay wall, reclaiming land behind the wall and dredging areas of the approach channel at Liverpool2. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required with consultation with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Planning, Design & Construction

Ground Improvement Techniques

  PTI Edition 60 - Edition 60

Jeffrey R. Hill, PE, senior engineer, Hayward Baker Inc, discusses a variety of ground improvement and specialty foundation solutions that can support bulkheads, heavy storage warehouses, grain silos, large-diameter tanks or any other port structure. These solutions are designed to efficiently provide a foundation-related maintenance-free operation for the design life of the structure, and are well-suited to the poor ground conditions often associated with port and shipping facilities.

  Dredging and Coastal Development, Port Focus, Port Planning, Design & Construction

UK Dredging expands technical capabilities

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

UK Dredging (UKD), Associated British Ports’ (ABP) dredging arm, has moved from strength to strength since its establishment in 1996. Established to meet ABP’s maintenance-dredging requirements and undertake third-party works, UKD, based at ABP’s Port of Cardiff, is supported by a flotilla of six dedicated vessels.

  Dredging and Coastal Development

Standards for Hydrographic Surveys: A chronology

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has developed a series of standards, one of which is ‘Standards for Hydrographic Surveys’ (S-44). The primary concern of the IHO and its member hydrographic offices is safety of navigation.

  Dredging and Coastal Development

Dubai’s wonderland: Developing a coastline one grain at a time

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

This article looks at the enormity of the project undertaken by Van Oord and how the company helped to make Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum vision of Dubai’s wonderland come true

  Dredging and Coastal Development

Hydraulic dredging and contaminated sediments

  PTI Edition 27 - Edition 27

For decades, removing contaminated sediments through dredging has been restricted or prohibited in North America. The major concern has always been that dredging would resuspend the contaminated sediment in the water, spreading contamination and causing environmental impacts across even larger areas.

  Dredging and Coastal Development

Fathoms’ clears the way for the world’s largest ocean liner

  PTI Edition 28 - Edition 28

On June 19, the cruise liner Queen Mary II visited the Scottish Highlands, berthing at Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth. The week running up to the arrival of the QM2 was a time of excited anticipation by the townsfolk and fevered activity by the port authority. At 345m long, towering 60m above the waves and drawing 10m of water, the QM2 is the largest liner ever to sail the seas.

  Dredging and Coastal Development


  PTI Edition 28 - Edition 28

A wide range of digital geospatial technologies have long been used in the planning and management of ports, terminals and coastal zones. These technologies are becoming increasingly important as their capabilities increase, as their cost goes down, and as they become integrated via the World Wide Web. Their importance also increases with demands for safer, more efficient ports and terminals and for sustainable development along the world’s coasts. Interoperability among geospatial technologies and among different technology providers’ products has become a key requirement. In almost any geographic region, and especially in heavily populated regions, people working in different sectors, disciplines, agencies, jurisdictions, and professions have a need for efficient sharing and integration of diverse kinds of information about their region.

  Dredging and Coastal Development