International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)


United Nations Conference Center Bangkok Thailand

Conference: November 13 – 14 2000

Exhibition: November 13 – 16 2000

Co-sponsored by: Thailand Office of Maritime Promotion Commission; Harbor Department Port Authority of Thailand; Japan Transport Cooperation Association

Supporting Organizations: CEDA – Central Dredging Association; EADA – Eastern Dredging Association; IADC – International Association of Dredging Companies; IAPH – The International Association of Ports & Harbors; PIANC – International Navigation Association

Contact: Cassie Mah Marketing Manager IBC Asia Limited; No 1 Grange Road #08-02 Orchard Building Singapore 239693; Phone: + 65-8355 102; fax : 65-733 5087 / 736 4312; Email :


November 13 2000: Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Address Mr. Kim Hak-Su Executive Secretary

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific UN-ESCAP

Guest Address: Mr. T. Yamashita President Japan Transport Cooperation Association

Inaugural Address: H.E. Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban Minister

Ministry of Transport and Communications Royal Thai Government

SESSION 1 : Policies and Prospects Towards Sustainable Development of Inland Water Transport (IWT) and Dredging in the 21st Century

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Communications Royal Thai Government

Sustainable Development of Inland Water Transport in the 21st Century

Regional overview of IWT sector; Role of IWT in the Asian and Pacific region; Opportunities for IWT sector in new century; How to further develop IWT in new century? Barry Cable Chief of Water Transport Section Transport Communications Tourism and Infrastructure Development Division UN-ESCAP

Dredging into the 21st Century – Challenges & Opportunities: Peter J. A. Hamburger Secretary General International Association of Dredging Companies

Government Support for Inland Water Transport Three roles of government – catalyst regulator & facilitator; how do these roles relate to the private sector; Attracting foreign investment and cooperation. Robin Carruthers Principal Transport Economist The World Bank

Government Policy Support for Inland Water Transport and Dredging in China. Ju Chengzhi Deputy Director-General Ministry of Communications China

SESSION 2 : Integration of Inland Water Transport (IWT) with Inter-modal Transport and Water Resources

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: Hasudungan Tampubolon Director Transport Communications Tourism and Infrastructure Development Division UN-ESCAP

Integrating Intermodal Transport with IWT. Characteristics of European Intermodal Transport using inland waterways (volumes facilities equipment); Integration and interconnectivity; Organization and services; Role of the government; Potentials of inter-modal transport along the Yangtze River. H.F. de Leijer Consul Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands

Logistic Centers Along the River Rhine: Representative: ABX Logistics

Upper Mekong Navigation Cooperation. Sub. Lt. Preecha Phetwong R.T.N. Director Waterways Transport Inspection Division Harbor Department Thailand

SESSION 3 : Investment & Public-Private Partnerships

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: Senior Officer International Lending Agency

Policies on Private Investment in Inland Water Transport and Dredging in Thailand. Mr. Fuang Panichgit Director Technical Division Harbor Department Thailand

What are the Winning Factors to Public-Private Cooperation? Brief introduction to Port of Nanjing – Largest river port in China with annual throughput of 52 million tons: The Port established the first port joint venture in China in 1987 and the Sino-US joint venture has already increased its capacity to 300000 TEU. This successful operation of joint venture has attracted more investors; What are the secrets of this success? Sun Zhijian Executive Director Nanjing Port Authority China

November 14 2000

SESSION 4: Technological Advancement of Inland Water Transport (IWT)

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Director-General Harbor Department Thailand

The Development of Commercial Cargo. The paper will review the development of cargo transportation on a number of inland waterway networks throughout the world. It will focus on the key economic and commercial factors that controlled their development. The paper will try to draw lessons from both successful and unsuccessful network developments on the Mekong that could be applied in the development of cargo transportation. David Wignall Director BMT Asia Pacific Singapore

Infrastructure Development in Inland Water Transport (IWT) Jacques Dezeure Flanders Technical Representative for Environment and Infrastructure in Asia Bangkok

SESSION 5: Dredging Innovation and Technology

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: Liu Huai Yuan President China Harbor Engineering Company (Group) China

Environmental Dredging Technologies in Close Cooperation with Local Partner Shipyards. An environmental-friendly hopper dredge technology – using transport water in a closed cycle and minimizing overflow losses. Optimized components for loading and unloading systems have to be provided. It is focused on LMG’s good experience with local shipyards. Joachim Pflug Graduate Engineer (Naval Architect) Captain Falk Ohlig Far East Representative Lûbecker Maschinenbau Gesellschaft mbH

Water Injection Dredging – Dredging With Nature. Water Injection Dredging – natural and revolutionary technique as the means to reduce the costs of maintenance dredging. Kees de Groot (MSc) Head Marketing and Public Relations HAM Dredging and Marine Contractors

Technological Advancement of Dredges

Representative: IHC Holland

SESSION 6: Country Profiles and Case Studies

Chairman’s Introductory Remarks: (Deputy) Director-General Port Authority of Thailand Thailand

The Yangtze Estuary Deepwater Channel Regulation Project – A Mega Waterway Project in China. Liu Huai Yuan President China Harbor Engineering Company (Group) China

Shiplock of the Three Gorges Dam – Update on Design and Structure of the World’s Largest Shiplock. Wu Peng Vice President Planning and Design Institute for Water Transport China

Bangladesh – Gorai Dredging & Impact on the Economy in the Region. Abdur Rahim Associate Professor Dept of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Inland Water Projects Update in Vietnam. Latest inland water projects in Vietnam; How will these projects improve inland navigation and passage in Vietnam? How will inland water transport to adjacent countries be improved? Future inland water projects. Tran Van Tu Deputy Director General Project Management Unit-Waterways Ministry of Transport Government of Vietnam and Alan Lloyd Chief Engineer / Team Leader

Inland Waterways and Port Rehabilitation Project Vietnam

Hong Kong – Penny’s Bay Project – Preparing for a new Disney Theme Park. Reclamation works for the new Disney Theme Park in Penny’s Bay Hong Kong has started. Similar to the Chek Lap Kok Airport Project some of the world’s largest trailing suction hopper dredges will be engaged to reclaim nearly 70 million cubic meters of sand from offshore depots. This presentation will give you an insight into this reclamation project. Hans Dieteren Project Manager of Penny’s Bay Project HAM Dredging and Marine Consultants