China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. started Wednesday to dredge the approach channel for Chornomorsk port.
China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. started Wednesday to dredge the approach channel for Chornomorsk port. Marshalling a dredging fleet of 15 vessels, China Harbor expects to remove 2 million cubic meters of river silt by the end of this year. The $15 million project is designed to deepen depths to 16 meters, allowing the docking of Capesize ships carrying 100,000 tons of dry cargo and of container ships carrying 8,000 containers. Earlier this year, China Harbor dredged Yuzhny port. With their fleet in the area, China Harbor is expected to bid on tenders to dredge Ukraine’s two ports in the Sea of Azov, Berdyansk and Mariupol. Bids are due Aug. 31 for that $18.5 million contract to dredge 2.8 million cubic meters.