Baltic Ports Conference 2018 was held in Szczecin, Poland on 5-6 September. The conference addressed various topics around economics in Europe and Baltic region and how economical trends affect maritime industry’s development. On the other way around port sector’s role in developing local economies by e.g. enabling efficient transportation was important viewpoint in the agenda.
ABP South Wales consists of five ports which play an important role in the economy of UK handling more than 12 million tons of cargo every year. We performed inspections in three ports – Swansea, Cardiff and Newport – as a part of ABP South Wales’ asset management of port structures.
In 2016 and 2017 VRT performed inspections in one of the busiest ports in the UK, Port of Dover. This port is handling 17% of the UK’s trade in goods, in addition to around 5 million vehicles and 13 million passengers each year. As a part of their asset management program and commitment to maximize the operational life of the assets, the port employed VRT to survey quay wall infrastructure and seabed topography. VRT’s inspections were aiding to locate the need for detailed inspections of these assets. Surveys were divided into parts in order to get first-rate data.