International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Teamsters Protest Maersk Headquarters Move

. Chuck Mack international vice president and director of the Port Division for the Teamsters announced that a delegation from the 65000-member division would picket Maersk headquarters at Giralda Farms in Madison New Jersey on Thursday October 28. Read More

U.S. Hydro Paper Deadline Nigh

Abstracts are due on November 1 for papers to be presented at U.S. Hydro 2005 to be held March 29 through 31 2005 in San Diego California. Abstracts should be 300 words or less and submitted to the technical session coordinator Andy Armstrong at Notification of acceptance will be… Read More

WRDA Bill Fails to Pass; Could Pass in Lame Duck Session

WRDA (the Water Resources Development Act) did not pass the Senate on October 11 reported Worth Hager executive director of the National Waterways Conference. “But Congress will be back after the election break for a lame duck session beginning on November 16th to deal with primarily appropriations bills” she… Read More

Corps Issues Unexploded Ordnance Warning

The Norfolk District Engineer at the request of The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Hadley Massachusetts has established a Local Order effective immediately authorizing a Danger Zone along portions of Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge Poquoson Virginia (in Chesapeake Bay). The public comment period on the order ends… Read More

Environmental Activists Urged to Look at Facts

On March 30 Worth Hager president of the National Waterways Conference (NWC) defended the Corps of Engineers and denigrated the latest report issued by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense. |!|I've seen the new 'Crossroads' report. It appears to be a rehash of previous claims and innuendoes and is a testament to the willingness of these groups to risk our country's economic base in order to reach the goal of transferring the wetlands decision-making process [Section 404] away from the Corps of Engineers. They mistakenly assume that the full value of a project is reflected in the benefit-cost analyses performed by the Corps of Engineers. A benefit-cost analysis only relays the national economic benefits of a project not the regional economic and social benefits such as reduced air pollution congestion mitigation safety security reduced transportation rates by other modes and recreational opportunities she said. If those extremist activists were really serious about being 'environmental' they would join their European Green Party counterparts in championing the development of waterways (which provide the most environmentally-friendly mode of transporting goods) she said. (See full report in IDR Online.) Read More

Wakeman to Manage Iraq Port Recovery

Thomas H. Wakeman III who oversees The Port Authority of New York and New Jerseys $2 billion port dredging program has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Defense to assist Iraq in rebuilding its national port system. His tour will begin on March 1 2004 and continue for up to 18 months. Read More

TEI Upgrades Imaging Software

Triton Elics International (TEI) has released new versions of its entire line of seafloor imaging and mapping software. The products are compatible with the latest sensors from all manufacturers including the EdgeTech MPX and the Benthos C3D. Read More

WEDA Abstract Deadline on December 19

Interested authors should submit abstracts to the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) technical paper committee by December 19 for presentation at the associations annual meeting in Orlando July 6 through 9 2004. Final manuscripts will be due on April 5. Read More

CEDA Issues WODCON XVII Call for Papers

To be held in HamburgThe Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has issued a call for papers for WODCON XVII the seventeenth World Dredging Congress to be held in Hamburg Germany at the CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg September 27 through October 1 2004. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 1 2003. The theme of the congress is Dredging in a Sensitive Environment. Read More