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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

Fedorko Helping NYSA Re-Start

Beverly Fedorko has spent her time since September 11 in the dual tasks of helping recreate the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) office and helping to keep the organization running.The organization was headquartered on the 20th Floor of World Trade Center Tower 2 and all employees escaped from the building. But the offices and everything in them were destroyed. They are still hoping that the companys fireproof safe will turn up. Read More

PANYNJ to Consolidate 50-Foot Project

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to complete the 50-foot deepening project at Bergen Point in the Kill Van Kull in one step instead of the originally-planned two projects. The Port Authority proposes to piggyback its work on an existing Corps of Engineers construction project which is deepening the area from 40 to 45 feet. The plan is contingent on a Corps of Engineers permit to drill blast and dredge the approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of rock from Bergen Point. Read More

Neil Levin Missing in WTC Attack

Neil D. Levin executive director of the Port of New York and New Jersey has been listed as unaccounted for in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers in New York on September 11. Mr. Levin is one of 74 persons from the Port Authority who are missing and presumed or confirmed dead. Thirty-seven of these were police officers and 37 were civilians. Read More

Dredging Colleagues Were in Trade Center

The World Trade Center in New York City held offices of a number of dredging industry colleagues. Both towers collapsed this morning when apparently hijacked commercial airplanes crashed into them minutes apart. Read More