The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is preparing to welcome the latest generation of mega container ships as it continues with its investment and modernization plans.
Namely, the Authority said that it would invest up to EUR 18 million to increase the maximum depth at its three terminals to 17 and 18 meters in an effort to accommodate 20,000 TEU-ships.
Expected to be finalized by the summer of 2018, the upgrades would include removing up to 690,000 m3 from the sites. The extracted land would be used in the phase 1 landfill of the new container terminal that will be located in the northern extension of the port of Valencia.
When completed, the upgraded port is set to feature 1,900 meters of dock and be capable of accommodating up to four mega container ships at the same time. worldmaritimenews...
Boskalis Awarded Contract For Stockholm Norvik Port
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by Ports of Stockholm to construct the quay wall for the new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden. The contract value amounts to approximately EUR 60 million. The project will commence in the autumn of 2017 and should be completed in the spring of 2020. Stockholm Norvik Port, the new freight port for rolling goods and containers, will be constructed in Norvikudden located 60 km south of Stockholm. The port will have seven berths for container ships and RoRo ferries. Boskalis will construct 1,100 meters of quay wall according to the design of the Port of Stockholm. The depth of the quay wall will vary between 16.5 and 10.5 meters. Part of the quay wall will be constructed by installing heavy precast concrete elements produced by Boskalis with the assistance of a large crane. ource: ShippingHerald