Port of Busan dredging study commissioned
The Busan Port Authority said Monday it has commissioned the Port and Logistics Management Research Institute to undertake a feasibility study relating to the potential dredging of the Port of Busan
The study has a budget of $120,000 and will be conducted over the next six months.
'The institute will analyze best practices of dredging in foreign ports and reflect the opinions and ideas of shipping lines and terminal operators on this study,' the port authority said.
The largest vessel to have called at the Korean port so far is the 9,580-TEU 'Xin Los Angeles' operated by China Shipping Container Lines which the Busan Port Authority said indicates that fully loaded ships of more than 10,000 TEUs require more than 16 meters of water depth.