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November-December 2011

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BAM Sells Its Van Oord Shares

Vulcan Materials Rejects Martin Marietta Takeover

Ellicott and Rohr Receive Award for Acquisition

Range Industrial to Provide Steel Pipe for Dredge Goetz

MARAD Announces Grant Availability

Congress Must Address Legislation by December 16

Abstracts Due for WEDA 32 and TAMU 43

NSSGA to Hold Anti-Trust Webinar

GLDD Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

PANYNJ Applies for Bayonne Bridge Permit

2011 Annual Index of Articles

List of articles publishied in International Dredging Review in 2011

Port of Hickman Living on Knife-Edge

Due to dredging cutbacks by the Corps of Engineers, Hickman harbor closed October for four days beginning October 14, but reopened October 18 after Mississippi River levels rose again, according to Amy Williamson, assistant director of the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority. The Corps of Engineers, claiming the ports cargo tonnage does not meet its minimum requirement for new dredging cutoffs, has not dredged the ports Elvis J. Stahr Harbor for two years, and recently told the port it could not expect dredging this year either.

Latin American Port Congress in Antigua

Pacific Chapter Will Meet in Seward, Alaska

At the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Pacific Chapter meeting on October 28, Allen Churchill announced that the chapters 2012 meeting dates had changed from the traditional end-of-October timeframe to September 5-7.

Free Trade Agreements Will Help U.S. Dredge Exports: Statements by Robert Wetta and Peter Bowe

On Friday, October 21, President Barack Obama signed into law free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. They are the United States-Korea Free Trade Implementation Act, the the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, and the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. These acts will have a positive effect on the ability of U.S. dredge manufacturers to export their equipment, according to the presidents of two dredge manufacturing companies Robert Wetta of Dredging Supply Company, and Peter Bowe of Ellicott Dredges.


U.S. dredging contracts awarded from September 14 - October 28, 2011

EdgeTech Expands Facility



LightSquared Plan Would Devastate U.S. GPS System

A year ago, LightSquared LLC (LS) applied for and received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for an unprecedented use of LSs mobile satellite system (MSS) spectrum. If approved, the plan would cause the end of the GPS system in the U.S. LS has proposed to use its spectrum centered at 1552.5 megahertz and 1528.7 megahertz, adjacent to the GPS L1 spectrum to transmit signals to a proposed 40,000 terrestrial towers to be built throughout the United States.

DSC and Supreme Form New Dredge Manufacturing Company

Hemisphere GPS Expands OEM Agreement with Navico

Mississippi Group Plans Mitigation Bank

Port Approves Dredged Material Placement

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