International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Boskalis Expects 15 Percent Rise

R. van Gelder board chairman of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv told the May 9 shareholders meeting that he foresees a 15 percent increase in net income for the year. This is up from the 10 percent he had predicted in March. This article discusses the acquisition activities of the company and reasoning behind the profit prediction. Read More

Great Lakes Receives Hammer Award

Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Congressman J. Joseph Moakley Massachusetts 9th District presented the Hammer Award to Great Lakes Dredge & Docks president Doug Mackey on February 28. The ceremony took place at the Fish Pier Conference Center overlooking Boston Harbor. Read More

Millennium Port Considered

The State of Louisiana and the Port of New Orleans is reviewing options for building a container port closer to the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Port of New Orleans does not have the capacity to handle the expected increase in container traffic in future years. The new port has been dubbed the Millennium Port. Read More

Houston Deepening to Begin

The first project to deepen the Houston Shipping channels to 45 feet began in the beginning of 1999. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company brought the 30-inch cutterhead dredge California from her last job in Mexico to work on the Houston-Galveston Lower Bay widening and deepening project. This is a 10 million cubic yard contract awarded on September 4 1998 for $52285040. This article describes the nine dredging contracts that will achieve the deepening of all the channels in Houston. Read More

Great Lakes Finishes Mystic River Job

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company complete the first part of a $31.9 million contract for the Boston Harbor Deepening project in which the channles are being deepened to 40 feet from the existing 35 feet. This article describes the project in detail including which dredges are in use cost mitigation and placement of clean and contaminated materials. Read More

Los Angeles Pier 400 Project In Stage 2

A description of the Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 project on March 11 1998 when Stage 1 was nearly complete and State 2 ready to begin. the article describes a visit to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company dredge Florida and a boat trip around the project including the fill area and the breakwaters. Read More