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Brazil Signs New Port Rules to Boost Investments; Port Concession Contracts Extended from 25 to 70 Years

In May, the Brazilian President Michel Te­mer signed new rules for the local port sector, which aim to “modernize” procedures for port investments, while providing investors a cer­tain degree of “legal certainty.”

Federal Funds Come Through for Completion of Corps of Engineers Saginaw River Deepening Study

A study to determine the feasibility of deepening the Saginaw River in eastern Michigan will be completed now that the federal government has committed the necessary funding, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District. 

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Elastec’s American Marine Division Celebrates 50 Years

American Marine, a new company to help control water pollution, was formed by the late Jim Pierce in Cocoa, Florida, in 1967. Pearce, a highly decorated World War II U.S. fighter ace-turned-test pilot, was also the inventor of the first oil containment boom, fireboom and turbidity curtain (and the first person to break the sound barrier flying an F-86).

WEDA Hosts Canadian Conference to Large Crowd

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KruseDQM System Ready for Corps Pipeline Dredge Monitoring Program Roll-Out this Summer

Kruse Integration has developed KruseDQM, a fully integrated system that will satisfy all mon­itoring, data collection and data transfer require­ments of the Corps of Engineers (COE) Dredg­ing Quality Management (DQM) program for pipeline dredges, which begins this summer.

Colombia Expects Contract to Restore Navigability at the Local Magdalena River

Colombia’s river management authority, Cormagdalena, said it expects a December, early 2018 contract to be signed to restore navigability at the local Magdalena River.

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Dredging Events

EdgeTech Sonar Training


For more infor­mation, contact Amy LaRose Tel: +1-508-291-0057, email:

World Canals Conference


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Central Dredging Association (CEDA) Dredging Days 2017


For more information, contact Anna Csiti at +31 15 2682575 or csiti@dredg­ or visit

5th Sustainable Ocean Summit


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Lead Editorial by Anna Townshend