International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

American Association of Port Authorities Calls on Congress to Invest in Ports

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) submitted written testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s subcommittee on Water Resource and Environment on the “Cost of Doing Nothing.” The AAPA called on Congress to invest in critical landside and waterside connections to seaports, fully use Harbor… Read More

Federal Budget Shortchanges Channel Maintenance

The American Association of Port Authorities expressed alarm on February 3 that the administrations fiscal year 2005 (FY05) budget for the Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects fails to adequately fund critical deep-draft navigation projects. The group called for release of funds from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). Based on the fy 05 budget just announced the fund surplus is expected to grow by an additional $377 million between fy 04 and fy 05 to more than $2.6 billion. Read More

Zoellick to Address AAPA

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert B. Zoellick and U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner will be among the featured speakers at the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) Spring Conference meeting on Tuesday March 19 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington D.C. Read More

House Passes WRDA

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) S. 2796 on November 3. The President is expected to sign this legislation that authorizes deepening and modification of federal navigation projects in U.S. ports. . Read More

1999 2000 National Dredging Meetings

The Corps of Engineers National Dredging Meeting is planned for mid-May 2000 in Springfield Virginia. This annual meeting provides a forum for dredging contractors to speak directly to Corps officials. This article reports on the 1999 meeting which covered such topics as safety the New York Harbor deepening program environmental research and hydrographic surveying. Read More

AAPA Endorses Senate Objection

The American Association of Port Authorities endorsed an action by 42 U.S. Senators who sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget objecting to an Adiminstration policy change that eliminates future funding for 54 civil works projects. Read More