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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Appoints New Board Chair

The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has appointed Lawrence R. Dickerson as board chair, effective February 1. Dickerson is assuming the role from Robert B. Uhler, who requested to step down as board chair to accommodate his other professional and personal time commitments. Dickerson has served… Read More

Upgrades at the Port of Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The Cairns Shipping Development Project in the state of Queensland, Australia, has been making plans for several years to improve access for larger vessels, both cargo and cruise ships. Cairns is located on the east coast of Australia, about 1,700 kilometers (a bit more than a 1,000 miles) north of… Read More

Corps To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Mobile Harbor Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is holding a Town Hall meeting on February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss the feasibility study for increasing the depth and width of the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel. The public will receive an update on the project’s status… Read More

Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Port of Nome Improvements

Following the January termination of the Alaska Regional Ports Feasibility Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District entered into an agreement with the City of Nome on February 2 to begin a feasibility study for constructing navigation improvements at the Port of Nome instead. The Alaska Regional Ports… Read More

Corps Taking Comments on Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Dredging Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on the operations and maintenance dredging and placement of dredged material of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The Corps is preparing a Dredge Readiness and Operation Plan (DROP) for the GIWW that will outline maintenance dredging priorities over… Read More

Duechting Acquires Habermann

DUECHTING PUMPEN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Duechting) has acquired Habermann Mineral Systems GmbH (Habermann). Duechting develops and produces high-performance centrifugal pumps, while Habermann specialized in the design and manufacture of suction dredges and solids pumps for the sand and gravel industry. Both companies are based in Witten, Germany. Under… Read More

U.S. Dredging Industry Fly-In to Capitol Hill

The resolve of the U.S-flagged dredging industry was very evident during their successful fly-in to Washington, D.C., this week, reports Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). DCA delegates representing the private sector U.S.-flagged dredging industry were well received by Congressional leaders and Administration officials. These included: U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (TN),… Read More

R.D. James to Head Corps of Engineers

On January 25, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Rickey Dale “R.D.” James to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the position of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. James was a self-employed farmer and manager of cotton gins and grain elevators for the A.C. Read More

Registration Opens for WEDA’s Dredging & Expo ‘18

Registration is now open for WEDA’s Dredging Summit & Expo ’18. The event will be held in Norfolk, Virginia, at the Hilton Norfolk, June 25 to 28. Dredging Summit & Expo will include presentations and focused panels, an exhibit hall with more than 85 exhibitors, and many networking opportunities. WEDA… Read More