U.S. Energy CEOs Urge Trump to Fund Port of Corpus Christi Dredging

CEOs of six well-known American energy companies signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday in support of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP). The CC Ship Channel Improvement Project will widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to 530 feet, plus add additional barge shelves, to allow for two way vessel and barge traffic. It will also … [Read more...]

USACE Awards Record $213 Million Contract to Dredge Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $213 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company as part of the project to deepen the entrance channel to Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.  The contract represents the largest dredging contract ever awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The $213.3 million contract award calls for the removal of … [Read more...]

Boskalis Taking 24 Vessels Out of Service

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis announced Monday that it is moving ahead with its plan to take two dozen vessels out of service and layoff hundreds of workers after its work council approved the plan. The plan, which will take place over the next two years, will see 24 vessels taken out of service resulting in the loss of 650 jobs worldwide. The plan is expected to kick off … [Read more...]

WATCH: The USACE Dredge Potter at Work

Here's some cool video showing the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers' Dredge Potter hard at work near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.  The Dredge Potter was originally built in 1932 and is a dustpan dredge. During operations, the dustpan head is submerged toward the river bottom and water jets stir up the sand gravel on the bottom of the river, which … [Read more...]