Dredging at Port of Damietta’s Access Channel Kicks Off

Trailing suction hopper dredger named Werner Mobius arrived at the Port of Damietta, Egypt on Tuesday, May 6th to start the process of dredging and removing sediment in the access channel of the port, Adm. Abdul Kader Darwish, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority said.

Chairman Abdul Kader added that the process of dredging carried out in the port of Damietta comes within the framework of annual maintenance, which had been contracted this year with Altemsah Shipbuilding Co, a subsidiary of the Suez Canal Authority.

The maintenance will ensure that the depths of the access channel are kept at the designed level of the global navigation  standards, thus enabling ease of entry and departure to giant ships and attracting new shipping lines to the port.

The capacity of the new dredger is 7350 m 3 and it has a dredging depth of 30 m.

Press Release, May 8, 2014; Image: Wikimedia

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