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November-December 2004

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Ellis is New AAPA Director of Communications

Dredges Rare in Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Dredges Rare in Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway has been reduced so much in the past decade that it has impacted jobs, and threatens to ground much of the estimated $10 billion in commercial traffic and revenue generated from an increasing population of recreational boaters.

Choctaw Point Construction To Begin At Port of Mobile, Alabama

Choctaw Point Construction To Begin At Port of Mobile, Alabama

Construction on the Port of Mobile's new Choctaw Point container terminal (CPT) will begin in 2005 with creation of 87 acres of container yard, 1000 feet of wharf, and dredging the adjacent berth to 42 feet, cutting back 264 feet from the 45-foot federal navigation channel in the Mobile River.

Maryland Ports Planning For Future Dredged Material Placement Sites

In 2001, the Maryland legislature passed the Dredged Material Management Act of 2001, directing port officials to do a 20-year plan for dredged material placement. The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has initiated feasibility studies on a number of sites that could fill the port's dredged material placement requirements.

Officials Meet on Louisiana Coastal Restoration

Jay Cashman Uses Hydrohammer to Excavate Rock Near Busy Terminal in Port of NY/NJ

Jay Cashman Uses Hydrohammer to Excavate Rock Near Busy Terminal in Port of NY/NJ

During a dredging project in Newark Bay and South Elizabeth Channels this year, Jay Cashman Incorporated encountered an unexpected deposit of consisting of diabaserock, limestone and shale. The Army Corps Engineers recognized the logistical problems and safety issues involved with blasting at this location, and requested that Cashman develop an alternative to drilling and blasting.

Mississippi River Commission Discusses Louisiana Coastal Restoration

Mississippi River Commission Discusses Louisiana Coastal Restoration

The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) met in Vicksburg on December 15 to discuss the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study Report. The study, commonly referred to as LCA, is designed to map out a strategy for restoring Louisianas nationally significant coastal wetlands.

August through November 2004

Dredging Consortium Wins Qatar Contract

Bush Signs Omnibus Bill

Omnibus Bill Includes Dredging Funds

The Feds Need to Support Shallow Draft Channels

Dr. Dolmans Receives IADC Best Paper Award

Dr. Dolmans Receives IADC Best Paper Award

Elijah Ohimain Receives IADC Best Paper Award

WEDA XXV Call for Papers Issued

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