PIANC, The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
The report is giving possibilities to lower the cost of maintenance dredging in ports and channels. It aims at being a handbook for port authorities, contractors and individual port engineers with responsibilities in the field of maintenance dredging. The scope of the report comprises planning, data collection, dredging equipment, deposition sites, mode of production measurements, optimization, training, all viewed at in the context of minimizing the cost of maintenance dredging. In this respect the discussion on types of contract and contract conditions, is also of great importance in case the maintenance dredging operations are contracted.