South Korea’s Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port has completed dredging works to widen its access channel from 1,000 m to 1,200 m.
The dredging works were designed to improve conditions of sea routes as vessels that enter and depart from the port are getting bigger and faster. In addition, the port, located southwest of Seoul on the Yellow Sea coast, says marine traffic volume is increasing.
In a press statement, Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port said, “We expect the widened access channel to contribute to the safe operation of ships by reducing risk factors for ship collisions.
“We are currently managing 179 navigational aids. We will manage and operate those aids more efficiently to provide a safer port access.”