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DCA Touts President Trump’s Support of the Jones Act

On May 1, President Trump met with Congressional leaders from the Senate and House to discuss U.S. Maritime Policy assuring the Congressional leaders that the administration is not seeking any changes to the Jones Act, nor seeking any waivers. “President Trump had the Jones Act matters all under control from… Read More

Corps and City of Wabasha Plan for Dredged Material Placement

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and City of Wabasha, Minnesota, leadership met on April 19 to discuss the dredged material management plan for Lower Pool 4. The Corps is working in partnership with the city to find a suitable, permanent location for nearly 270,000 cubic yards of… Read More

Corps Accepts Comments on Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District is accepting comments on the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project in the Thimble Shoals Channel.  Proposed work includes dredging, transport, and placement at Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site. Approximately 8 million cubic yards of material is expected to be removed. The anticipated… Read More

IADC Presents Young Author Award

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has presented its Young Author Award 2019 to Cao Lei, engineer at the CCCC National Engineering Research Centre of Dredging Technology and Equipment in Shanghai, China. IADC’s Young Author Award is given annually to “stimulate the promotion of new ideas… Read More

House T&I Committee Chair Introduces HMTF Act

On April 30, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House T&I) Peter DeFazio (OR-04), introduced H.R. 440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain federal ports and harbors. On May 8 the committee voted to… Read More

Great Lakes Reports Strong Second Quarter

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) Corporation reported financial results for the second quarter ended March 31. Chief Executive Officer Lasse Petterson said, “The first quarter of 2019 was an exceptional quarter driven by strong project performance, resulting in net income from continuing operations of $20.5 million… Read More

Jan De Nul Orders Three Water Injection Dredges

The Jan De Nul Group has contracted with Singapore-based PaxOcean Shipyard to convert three recently purchased offshore supply vessels into Water Injection Dredges (WIDs). The first one to be delivered was Giovanni Venturi, which will be mobilized for a project in Argentina. The other… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments on Channel Dredging in the Northwest

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District is seeking public comment on the Federal Navigation Channel Operations and Maintenance Dredging and Dredged Material Placement draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Skamokawa Creek, Westport Slough, Old Mouth Cowlitz River and Upstream Entrance to Oregon Slough. The Corps is proposing to perform… Read More

Nominations Open for the Annual IADC Safety Award

Nominations for the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) Safety Award are being accepted. The IADC Safety Award encourages the development of safety skills on the job and rewards people and companies that demonstrate diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession. The award will recognize the exceptional… Read More