International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

House Passes Full Use of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

On October 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a recorded vote the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), H.R. 2440.  The vote was 296 in favor and 109 opposed. The voting required a two-thirds super majority of the House in order to pass under “suspension of… Read More

Panama Canal Closes Year With Record Tonnage

The Panama Canal has closed the 2019 fiscal year (FY19) with a record tonnage of 469 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), a 6.2 percent increase compared to FY2018. With this figure, the waterway exceeds the 450.7 million PC/UMS tons projection for FY2019, as well as the record tonnage of 442… Read More

Registration Opens for 49th Dredging Engineering Short Course

The 49th Dredging Engineering Short Course is scheduled for January 6 to 10, 2020, at Texas A&M University in College Station. The dredging engineering short course includes a mixture of lectures, laboratories and a panel. The course is administered by the Center for Dredging Studies, Department of Ocean Engineering. Two… Read More

Great Lakes Sediment Management Workshop Announced

The Great Lakes Commission is holding the 2019 Great Lakes Regional Sediment Management Workshop, on November 18 and 19 in Chicago, Illinois. This workshop is being planned in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA and other partners. Presentations during the workshop will cover agricultural, urban, and… Read More

Dredging for Port of Virginia to Begin in January

The effort to make The Port of Virginia® the deepest port on the U.S. East Coast begins by January 2020, following the finalization of a contract with the dredging firm that will build the project’s initial phase. On October 9, John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia… Read More

Blair Waterway Informational Meeting to be Held January 17

Officials with the Port of Tacoma and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District will hold a public informational meeting on January 17 to outline the feasibility study and environmental assessment for potential improvements to the Blair Waterway. Such improvements could include deepening and widening to increase big ship… Read More

CPRA Seeks Project Ideas for Sustainable Coast Master Plan

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast that will be submitted to the Louisiana Legislature in 2023. Predictions… Read More

Boskalis Wins IADC Safety Award

During a ceremony at the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) Annual General Meeting in New Delhi, India, IADC President Frank Verhoeven announced the Safety Award 2019 winner: Boskalis for its Floating Line Connecting System (FLCS). The association’s safety committee and board of directors… Read More

DSC to Supply Dredge to Corps Marine Design Center

DSC Dredge, LLC won a bid for a new, non-propelled, cutter suction head dredge solicited by The Marine Design Center (MDC) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When completed, the new cutter suction head dredge will operate out of Astara, Azerbaijan, to maintain the harbor depth… Read More

Turner Designs Releases Turbidity Plus Sensor

Turner Designs has introduced a new turbidity sensor with a minimum detection limit of 0.05NTU and a maximum range of 500NTU. Those interested in harbor dredging, underground pipe installation and riverine applications in general will find value in these turbidity measurements at very low levels of detection. Read More