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WRDA Is Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law on October 23. The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan… Read More

PIANC Indonesia Hosts Port Master Planning Event

PIANC Indonesia and Royal Haskoning DHV are hosting a 3-day Port Masterplanning training event, October 24 to 25 in Batam, Indonesia. The event will focus on the cost-effective and environmentally sound design and maintenance of access channels. On day one Professor Han Ligteringen of Delft University of Technology will provide… Read More

Contract Awarded for Dredge and Cap on the Lower Rogue River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $16 million contract to dredge and cap portions of the Lower Rouge River Old Channel (LRROC) in southwest Detroit, Michigan, to Great Lakes Dock and Materials (GLDM) of Michigan. Dredging and capping the… Read More

DCA Praises Senate Passage of WRDA 2018

The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) praised the Senate’s passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act (WRDA 2018), on October 10 by a 99 to 1 vote. The bill passed in the House by unanimous voice vote (435-0) in August. Commenting on final passage of the bill,… Read More

Damen Wins Awards at MT500

Damen placed second in the maritime & aviation sector in this year’s MT500 rankings of the top 500 companies and institutions in the Netherlands. It also came in twentieth out of 500 in the overall ranking, its best ever result. The MT500 is an annual report stemming… Read More

Panama Canal Hits New Milestone with Four LNG Transits

The Panama Canal reached a new milestone with the transit of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships with beams of up to 160 feet in a single day through the Neopanamax Locks. This breaks the record set on April 17, 2018, when three LNG vessels transited through the waterway on… Read More