The ever increasing scale of large bulk carriers and container ships; and the continuous growth of trade has made capital dredging an absolute must. Creation of new ports, deepening and widening access channels, berthing places, docks, and turning basins are a permanent necessity in order to meet the needs of our trade and economy.
Capital dredging is carried out in a perspective of sustainable development, aiming for the long term and with respect for nature. Often, it is executed in sensitive estuaries with proper dynamics and valuable marine life. Continuous innovation is needed to improve ship building, navigation-, and dredging technology; to limit turbidity; to reduce overflow; to increase productivity; and to secure data monitoring and output control.