A maintenance dredging program will be taking place in Cork Harbor on all main shipping channels and berths, starting 19th August 2020. Dredging is a multi-million-euro operation and is a necessary process undertaken periodically in the Port of Cork with a major campaign scheduled at three yearly intervals, to remove sediment and natural deposition on the riverbed.
Dredging is required to maintain the required depth for commercial and other vessels navigating the waters of Cork Harbor, said the port. It is expected that dredging will be completed by mid-October. “All city and regional agencies and emergency services will be notified of the dredging campaign prior to commencement as required by our Dumping at Sea (DAS / Dredging) License,” said the port. This DAS license is granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their Compliance team monitor the dredging and are in constant communication with the Port of Cork during the dredging campaign. (Source: Dredging Today)
ROBERT SOCHA JOINS CONRAD SHIPYARD’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Conrad Shipyard, LLC (Conrad) is pleased to announce the addition of Robert A. Socha, to the Conrad team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Robert will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts. He will work collaboratively with other Conrad business groups, including Business Development, Engineering and Product Development, Contracts, Estimating and Operations. “We are excited to have Robert join our team. He brings to our company 30-plus years of experience in sales and marketing in the marine industry, and he is a welcome addition to our company.
Robert’s extensive background will help Conrad strengthen existing customer relationships, develop entries into new markets and expand our sales presence in the industry. Robert exhibits professionalism and integrity, qualities Conrad deems critical in taking care of our customers, and we are delighted to bring him aboard.” stated Johnny Conrad, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Robert has served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility including Sales Representative, Assistant Division Manager, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Business Development with various companies in the offshore and inland marine transportation, shipbuilding, oil and gas exploration, and offshore engineering/construction industries. (Press Release)
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