Senators Call for Cuyahoga River Dredging

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop delaying the Cuyahoga River channel dredging project.

According to the senators, irresponsible refusal to dredge the Cuyahoga River shipping channel is putting at risk the 18,000 Ohio jobs that depend on the Port of Cleveland.

For the past 80 years, the Corps has dredged the Cuyahoga River to allow cargo ships to safely navigate the Cleveland Harbor. However to date, the Corps has refused to dredge the Cuyahoga River for the 2016 shipping season. This is despite the Corps’ own surveys that show significant portions of the river have sediment levels exceeding the congressionally authorized amount,” the Senators said in their letter.

They urged the Corps to dredge the Cuyahoga shipping channel in order to ensure safe and efficient transport of materials for the rest of the 2016 and early 2017 shipping seasons.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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