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IRPT Forms Dredge Focus Group

The Inland River, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) association held its second Dredge Focus Group meeting on May 29 at the Rosedale Bolivar County Port in Mississippi. The group first met on March 19 and formed for ports to discuss the important issues regarding dredging.

July-August 2014

House Passes Amendment to Increase HMTF

July-August 2014
Toronto WEDA Meeting Explores Important Technical Subjects

Toronto WEDA Meeting Explores Important Technical Subjects

July-August 2014
The President Signs WRRDA 2014

The President Signs WRRDA 2014

Editor’s Note: These excerpts are from the White House Blog at www.whitehouse.gov, which gives a roundup of what the President does every day. On June 10, 2014, he signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

July-August 2014
Ellicott Joins Commerce Secretary on African Trade Mission

Ellicott Joins Commerce Secretary on African Trade Mission

Representatives from Ellicott Dredges, LLC were among 20 U.S. manufacturers who accompanied U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria from May 18 to 23. Peter Bowe, president, and Paul Quinn, vp sales of Ellicott, participated in the mission, which focused on Africa’s energy sector.

June 2014
Eileen Maher Hired As New WEDA Executive Director

Eileen Maher Hired As New WEDA Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has announced that they have hired Eileen Maher as its new executive director. She will replace Lawrence Patella, who has served as the organization’s executive director since 1992.

June 2014

WEDA Members Meet in Toronto

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will host the Dredging Summit & Expo 2014, from June 15 to 18 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

June 2014
IRPT Joins IMX in St. Louis

IRPT Joins IMX in St. Louis

At the WRRDA session, Robert Schuster, Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney, gave an overview of the funding issues facing the Corps of Engineers in recent years and the challenges with the 2014 WRRDA legislation.

June 2014
IHC Merwede Commissions Company History

IHC Merwede Commissions Company History

IHC Merwede has commissioned a new book, 70 years IHC Merwede. The first copy of the publication was presented to the mayor of Rotterdam, Admed Aboutaleb.

June 2014
PIANC Releases Environmental Assessment Guideline Report

PIANC Releases Environmental Assessment Guideline Report

PIANC has released a report from EnviCom Working Group 143 that provides guidance when conducting an initial assessment of the environmental effects of navigation and infrastructure projects.

June 2014
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