The red and white ship Terrapin Island, 315 feet long, bobbed in the choppy waters off Miami Beach last week while picking up loose sand and bedrock from the channel entrance to the cargo area of the Port of Miami.
The work of the ship heralded the beginning of dredging the Port of Miami, a project that has a cost of $ 220 million and is intended to deepen the port’s cargo area so that [...]
The concession and contract for extending the design, construction and operation of the Moin Container Terminal (TCM), placed by the Workers’ Union against the Port and Economic Development of the Atlantic Coast Board (Sintrajap) administration, has been rejected.
The argument was that the Sintrajap granting of the TCM should be approved by the Legislature.
However, the decision issued by the Board holds firm the contract signed in 2012 between the state and APM Terminals for [...]
The Panama Canal route is becoming fashionable, and the ports of Mexico, in particular, and those of Latin America in general, are not prepared for the increase in maritime trade once its expansion is completed.
“Latin America walks very backward and technology development is progressing very fast. Between 2014 and 2015 the Panama Canal will be expanding, which means that with all these new ships coming here we will not to be ready,” said the [...]
The Regional Port Society of Buenaventura SA announced through a press release to the port community and shipping lines that the legalization process and signing of contract No. 1805 of 2013 has been made with the international dredging firm of Jan De Nul Colombia Branch.
The contract involves dredging to deepen the berths, turning basin and container docks as well as the dredging inventory with the Colombian firm Batiestudios SAS.
The main objective of the [...]
The anticipated dredging of the Port of Miami has started, as the City and other US East Coast ports prepare for the huge ships that will pass through the Panama Canal when expansion is completed in 2015.
“Investment in the deep dredging will yield dividends in the coming years,” said the port director, Bill Johnson in a press release announcing the start of the 18-month project, “making Florida an even more powerful player in the [...]
The National Institute of Colombia (Invías), representing the Government of Colombia and the National Finance Development Department (NDF) signed an agreement to deepen and widen the access channel to the Bay of Cartagena.
The intention is to increase connectivity and competitiveness.
Expanding the access channel will be managed by personnel of the NDF in its technical, environmental, administrative and financial aspects and with an investment amounting to $60 million. The work will end on July [...]