Incheon Port Authority (IPA) has completed maintenance dredging at coastal ports 3 and 4.
The dredging, which was completed in March, was done at a budget of KRW2 billion (USD1.8 million).
The port authority said that about 97,088 m³ of sand and sediments were dredged from the waters.
In a statement written in Korean, the authority said the dredging is intended to address concerns that sand and sediments have caused coastal piers 3 and 4 to be somewhat shallower than the 4 m water depth, which could cause trouble for berthing ships.
It added that concerns over coastal vessels coming into contact with mud or facing the risks of accidents would have been addressed now that the dredging works are completed. Entering and leaving the port would be hassle-free as the dredging has substantially addressed any inconvenience in the boarding and disembarking of passenger ships.
IPA’s logistics team lead Yoo Young-min said, “Through the Incheon International Passenger Terminal, shipping unions, ferry operators, and dredging companies, we were able to implement efficient and safe maintenance dredging operations.”