Environmental Solutions – Ports & Dredging

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Akuna Services understands your requirements for environmental solutions – ports and dredging operations are dynamic and environmentally challenging industries to be part of. Facing many potential environmental issues, the port and dredge operators must be forever aware of the environmental impacts that may quickly occur.

Day to day operations involve constant vehicle traffic and hydraulic equipment used in stevedore operations. This activity creates a potential risk for spills of hazardous substances that could end up in the stormwater system or other environmentally sensitive areas. Because port operations are usually in close proximity to open waterways, spills can have dire consequences.

Risks require both preventative measures and spill response preparedness. Take action to prepare for the risks in order to maintain your environmental compliance. Akuna Services is able to assist in understanding and solving these issues with environmental solutions – ports and dredging operations can be fully compliant if all the risks are considered.

Issues commonly faced by the ports and dredging industry:

Liquid storage

These should be bunded to contain potential leaks and spills, plus they should be covered to prevent rain water filling the bund.

Liquid transfers

Be prepared for the potential spills and leaks during liquid transfers.  These areas should be protected by spill kits in close proximity.

Spill response

Operations of hydraulic equipment and vehicles create spill risks. Spill kits should be present in close proximity – stocked and ready for an incident.

Training

Many logistics sites store and handle dangerous goods.  The risk of spills is ever present, and environmental policy should include procedures around prevention of spills and spill response. All operational staff and supervisors should be trained in the environmental products that they may need to use to respond to or prevent a spill.

Silt Control in water

Dredging operations disturbances create silt and sediment in the waterway. Migration must be minimised. Silt curtains are a common and effective means to control the migration of silt and sediment away from a dredging site.

Filtration of sludge

If dredged material must be pumped for land based filtering, geobags are a cost effective means of de-sludging.

We understand the risks facing organisations within your industry. Our team can ensure you choose the appropriate product, training and service solutions to help you achieve environmental compliance and protect our environment.