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Gwangyang to dredge third fairway

Posted on July 25, 2015

By Crystal Chan, IHS Maritime 360

The South Korean port of Gwangyang is planning to deepen and widen its Fairway 3 to better cater to bigger ships.

Currently, Fairway 3 is 22 m deep and 380 m wide. It is one of Gwangyang port’s seven fairways.

Yeosu Regional Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Office, which oversees Gwangyang and Yeosu ports, said in an announcement on 8 July that it is hoped that deepening the waters would reduce demurrage costs that charterers incur, as a result of vessel delays.


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