Waterway infrastructures: locks, weirs, river banks, others.
Advances in navigation locks design after the Panama Canal Expansion
In land navigation channels: safety and reliability
Integration of inland waterways into inter-modal supply chain
Inland navigation, waterways, ports & terminals
Systems and Infrastructures: design & management for inland navigation projects
River Information Services (RIS, IAS, others)
River navigation flow control
Salt water intrusion
Maintenance and operation of IW, transport & infrastructures
Inland navigation in South America
Dredging (in the framework of port and navigation projects)
Effective planning and execution of dredging projects
Lessons learned from dredging projects worldwide
Risk management in dredging projects
Disposal site planning taking into account alternate land uses
Current dredging & management innovations
Logistics & Infrastructure
Challenges for capitalizing navigation channels bordering lands
Synergies among airports, ports and inter-modal assets
Integrated management of global supply chains
Integrating ports and economic special zones
Provision of added value logistic services in maritime hubs
Project management in the Panama Canal Expansion
Impact and innovative solutions for hinterland ports
Dry ports: better and more efficient
Ports of the future: technologies, automation, traceability
Ports management models
Maritime Port planning and operations
Coastal and Port Engineering (in relation with navigation)
Storm Surge & Tsunami barriers and Flood protection gates
Sustainable and resilient marina design – Marinas Working with Nature (best practices and case studies)
Marinas as part of Tourism, Ports and Urban Master Plans (best practices and case studies)
Planning Framework for Recreational & Tourism Navigation Infrastructure Systems (goals, strategies and challenges)
Regulatory Framework and Private Marina Development in Countries in Transition (best practices and case studies)
Regional Cooperation and Standardization of Recreational Navigation Information Systems Transition (best practices and case studies)
Recreational components of mitigation plans for large navigation infrastructure projects
Environmental management in navigation
Climate change and emissions, energy efficiency, international regulations, carbon markets
Fresh water availability for operations
New technologies on infrastructure, pollution prevention, port reception facilities, ballast water
Multiple purpose water resource systems (transport, energy, recreation, ecosystems, watersheds, potable water, …)
Navigation as a green transportation mode
Societal awareness and responsibility, combining economic growth, environment/sustainability and welfare
Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Industry
The Congress takes 5 days
The fee per participant registered at the Congress venue will include:
Participation in plenary conferences: Presentations offered by renowned national and international personalities in the field of dredging and dredged material disposal, navigation and port infrastructure, recreational navigation and related environmental matters, and research, as well as decision-makers and key industry people.
Participation during discussion panels: Several people meet to present their ideas on a specific subject to an auditorium
Participation in simultaneous conferences (tracks): Formal presentations focused on specialized topics. The participant will register in the topic of his preference.
Exhibition area: The exhibition area is the area where local, international companies and specialized institutions will showcase their products and services.
The Miraflores Visitor Center and Cocktail
Pacific Technical Tour: Partial transit through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, observation of Canal dredging works, and visit to Amador Marina (Includes Lunch)
Atlantic Technical Tour: Agua Clara and Gatún Locks(Includes lunch and transportation by train to Colon)
Young Professional activities:
Welcome cocktail and closing dinner.
Food: Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided during four days of the conference.
Participant’s conference kit : bag, notepad, pen, etc.
Participants will have the opportunity to establish direct contacts with other strategic partners attending the Congress, as well as with international participants.