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  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America’s (DCA) Board of Directors has selected the Honorable William P. Doyle, Sr. as its new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  William Doyle currently serves as a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission having been unanimously confirmed twice by the U.S. Senate as a Presidential Appointee, and remained […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced the establishment of an industry-led Maritime Security Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) last week, with the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) as a charter member. Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs) are self-organized and self-governed councils that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators, their trade associations, and other industry representatives to interact on […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Last week, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the national nonprofit trade association for the dredging industry, sent a letter to House leadership in support of the RESTORE Act – legislation that would ensure that oil spill fines are used for gulf restoration. “The RESTORE Act appropriately allocates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) said in their latest announcement that they had a very successful Washington, DC fly-in this past week.  It was a good and solid effort made by all to demonstrate the resolve of the U.S-Flag dredging industry, DCA said. “I am pleased with the success of this fly-in to Washington, […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Council for Dredging & Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS), a subset of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), is holding its quarterly meetings with industry stakeholders and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Earlier this week, the CDMCS Pipeline Task Force huddled for several hours discussing a path forward on pipeline safety. The dredging workload […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) recently completed its historic study of the American maritime industry and national security.  Titled “Strengthening the U.S. Defense Maritime Industrial Base,” the study made several key points about America’s Jones Act. According to the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the report is historic because it is the […]

  • 6 June 2010

    The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is pleased to hear that BP will be funding all six berm sites for the temporary protection of…   [mappress] Source: pr-usa, June 6, 2010;

  • 10 May 2010

    The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) announced today that they have been coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well… [mappress] Source: pr-usa, May 10, 2010;

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) convened this week in Washington, DC on the heels of its Pipeline Task Force Meeting to discuss OSHA regulatory updates, best practices for employee training documentation, opioid identification and prevention, and incident/injury trends in the industry. Representatives from The Dutra Group, Inland Dredging, Great Lakes Dredge […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging Contractors of America announced late yesterday that the Water Infrastructure Act of 2018/Water Resources Development Act – otherwise known as WRDA 2018 – has overwhelmingly passed the Senate, heading now to the White House for President Trump’s Signature. The Senate voted 99-1 in favor of WRDA 2018. The Bill passed in the US House by […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The week of 19 March 2018, set maritime related records in Washington, DC, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) said in their latest announcement.  The U.S. Maritime industry visited the largest number of Congressional offices in the nine-year history of the annual Congressional Sail-in. The Omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. hopper dredge companies recently visited Washington, DC for a CEOs/Owners Roundtable with General Semonite and staff at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, the Dredging Contractors of America said in its latest release.  The Dredging CEOs also attended the December board meeting of the American Maritime Partnership. Later in the evening, the dredging executives […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S.-Flag dredging industry is commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, highlighting the critical need for a robust American shipbuilding capacity to ensure for the preparedness of the nation. “The American-Flag dredging industry is building ships, creating jobs, and ensuring the economic and national […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019.    Doug also served in many leadership roles at the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) including Association President several times. He and his brother Don followed in their footsteps, Doug working […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) recently held its quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C., with an excellent turnout from both the dredging industry and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dredging Contractors of America said in its release.  According to the official announcement, the agenda was dynamic and forward leaning, addressing hot topics with […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The owners and chief executive officers of the hopper owning and specialized dust pan companies met this week in Washington, DC for three days of meetings, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) reports.  The sessions included a roundtable discussion with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineers, Lt. General Todd Semonite and Major General […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented its 2015 Dredger of the Year Award to Michael Miller Gerhardt II at the organization’s annual Summit and Expo held at Westin Hotel in Houston, Texas, June 22-25, 2015. This annual award is presented to a member of the WEDA community who has provided exceptional service to the organization […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Contractors of America yesterday released the following statement endorsing the Sandy Supplemental and urged the Senate to approve the legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sandy Supplemental bill last week. “The Hurricane Sandy Supplemental legislation provides much-needed assistance for North Atlantic communities devastated by the storm. We urge the U.S. Senate […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Donjon Marine Co., Inc. is expediting dredging operations at Manhattan Cruise Terminal to make way for the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS COMFORT.  The USNS COMFORT received orders from President Trump to dock in Manhattan as a relief hospital facility for individuals needing hospital care but who are not necessarily infected with COVID-19. According to […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    At the WODCON 2016 held last week in Miami, USA, Damen has been awarded the “Best Paper Award”. The paper on dredge pump design, written and presented by Mr Klaas Slager, is about efficient dredge pump design. In total some 120 presentations were held over the 4-day WODCON conference. During the closing ceremony held on the […]

  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released their Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Work Plan with the list of funded maintenance dredging projects for 2020. “We could not be more pleased with the Army Corps’s O&M listing of funded maintenance dredging projects for 2020,” said William P. Doyle, CEO of the Dredging Contractors of America. […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump last Friday, September 21, signed into law the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, a three-part package called a “minibus” at a signing ceremony at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, Nevada. The legislation accounts for dredging activities in harbors and channels, important infrastructure […]

  • 14 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (October 8-14, 2018).   Gothenburg Port Expansion Kicks Off After years of planning and preparation, construction of an entirely new terminal in the outer area of the Swedish Port of Gothenburg has started.   Jan De Nul Bags Port of […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    J.F. Brennan Company of La Crosse, Wisc., has just completed work on the Massey’s Ditch dredging project, reports the Dredging Contractors of America. During the works, more than 100,000 cubic yards of dredged material was removed from channels including the entrance to Baker’s Channel, on the north side of Lynch Thicket Island, and a large […]

  • 1 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 24-March 1, 2020).   Port Solent Dredging Scheme Begins Today ML (UK) Dredging Ltd of Portsmouth, Hampshire, is about to begin a routine maintenance dredging of the Port Solent Approaches, according to the Queen’s Harbor Master Portsmouth.   TSHD […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutra Group has launched its new 6,000cy Hydraulic Dump Scow built in Corn Island Shipyard, Grandview, Indiana. The launching ceremony took place on August 20, 2019. Following the launching, christening and commissioning of the Dump Scow ES15, the vessel will finish sea trials and additional testing this week. Next week the ES15 will head to […]