Suriname: Officials Eye Ambitious Port Expansion

 

Suriname’s Port Authority needs an additional US$ 30 million to consolidate its leading position in the region, stated director John Defares.

The port has just finished five years of expansion and modernization costing US$ 100 million.

The additional investment will be good for the next 20 years. All we need to do is constantly see to good maintenance of our operations. We don’t have that kind of money available, but we won’t bother the government since its priorities have changed. The Port Authority should be able to earn that money,” Defares says.

The Port Authority executive says he is forced to cough up close to US$ 5 million for dredging the area near the quay as the Maritime Authority Suriname will start dredging the fairway in the Suriname River by the end of next month.

World Maritime News Staff, February 13, 2012;

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Ice Class Vessels

Many kinds of Vessel operate near the poles, all of which are exposed to a number of unique demands…

read more >

17th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference

Participants of GLS 2014 assessed industry’s most critical topics:
– Analysed the potential impact of the P3 alliance…

read more >

7th International Conference & Exhibition

The conference is a targeted event specially designed for, and aimed at, representatives from operations, maintenance and engineering from…

read more >

Sea Asia 2015

Sea Asia 2015 is expected to attract more than 14,000 participants including CEOs, presidents, decision-makers and maritime professionals…

read more >