Waterway Safety Improvement Act Presented

U.S. Representatives Brian Babin and Gene Green have introduced the Waterway Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 3315) to enhance navigation and safety in the nation’s ports, including the Port of Houston.

This legislation addresses longtime concerns on the Port of Houston waterways with clarifying language and by granting discretionary authority to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) — the entity in charge of Port maintenance.

The Waterway Safety Improvement Act will provide much-needed flexibility and resources to ensure that the Army Corps of Engineers can properly maintain our nation’s ports and address any safety issues in a timely manner,” said Rep. Babin. “This legislation will benefit our area tremendously and further strengthen the Port of Houston as a world leader in the maritime industry.”

The USACE plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce. Deepening and widening of waterways, such as ports and ship channels for the safe commercial waterborne traffic is a top priority for the Corps.

Texas is the largest maritime state in the United States, with over 17,000 deep draft ships transiting the Port of Houston annually. Nationally, the Port of Houston ranks number one in foreign tonnage and is the second largest port in the country by all tonnage.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply