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CEDA Plans 2015 Conference

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) will host the CEDA Dredging Days conference, November 5 – 6, 2015, at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands, in conjunction with Europort 2015.

June 2014
Earthquake Brings Damaging Tsunami to Northern Chile

Earthquake Brings Damaging Tsunami to Northern Chile

An 8.2 earthquake shook everyone in Northern Chile off their couches on April 1, and a large tsunami that followed shortly thereafter sent coastal residents running to the hills.

June 2014

Great Lakes Joins Safety Week Celebration

Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. (GLDD) joined national and global construction companies in celebrating Safety Week from May 4 to May 10. Through its involvement in the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum, which joined the Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group, GLDD joined the event to collectively raise awareness of safety issues on the jobsite and beyond.

June 2014
Patella Stepping Down After 34 Years Serving WEDA

Patella Stepping Down After 34 Years Serving WEDA

In June, Commander (Ret.) Lawrence M. Patella will step down as executive director of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA), exactly 22 years after he became executive director and 34 years after taking his first committee position with WEDA.

June 2014

Congress Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

On May 15, the conference report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014), was filed. The House approved the measure 412 to 4 on May 20, and the Senate approved it 91 to 7 on May 22, ending in success a five-year effort to allocate for waterways maintenance all funds collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax, which was enacted by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.

June 2014
PIANC Releases New Harbor Channel Guidelines

PIANC Releases New Harbor Channel Guidelines

In January, the PIANC MarCom Working Group 121 released Harbour Approach Channels – Design Guidelines to provide recommendations for the design of vertical and horizontal dimensions of harbor approach channels and the maneuvering and anchorage areas within harbors.

April-May 2014

IHC Merwede Reports € 1.7 Billion Order Book

IHC Merwede increased its order book in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost € 1.8 billion worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at over € 1.7 billion, which is the equivalent of a backlog of approximately two years.

April-May 2014

Boxer and Shuster Break WRDA Impasse

On February 5, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Bill Shuster met to discuss the Waterways Development Act conference bill, and appear to have broken an impasse that has existed since the November 20 meeting of the conference committee.

April-May 2014

WEDA and Texas A&M Host Dredging Summit & Expo 2014

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

April-May 2014

President’s FY 2015 Corps of Engineers Civil Works Budget Released in March

March, the President released budget numbers for fiscal year 2015, which included $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

April-May 2014
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