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Genoa Port To Start Dredging Project Next Year

Genoa port to start dredging project next year

Genoa Port To Start Dredging Project Next Year

Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) December 28, 2017 – Genoa port aims to start a new dredging project next year, as a study has revealed problems in the seabed of the basins of ferry docks.

“After the intervention in 2014, when 2.5 million cubic metres of sediment were removed, the port needs dredging to improve the accessibility of boats and to accommodate ships that need more draft,” the president of the Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea Port System (Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale), Paolo Emilio Signorini, said.

The port authority plans to dredge 550,000 square metres of sludge from the port and the entire project will last for two years, he added. “The needed funding has already been envisaged in the budget for 2018,” Signorini said.

Source: ANSA

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