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Marine News May 2021 • Volume 32 Number 5


Features 24 Dredging: Important Developments

Will Impact Business The dredging market is undoubtedly challenging, 24 but there’s real cause for optimism as large and impactful opportunities come knocking.

By Tom Ewing 30 Remotely Operated Locks:

Progress, but Still Under Study The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating remote operation of locks within the U.S. inland waterways system. If testing is successful, the technology could expand greatly.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Georgia Ports Authority 30

By Tom Ewing 4 Editor’s Note 18 Column: Passenger Vessel Safety 40 Vessels

By Richard Paine, Jr.

42 People & Company News 6 Authors 21 Column: Dredging & Maritime Law 43 Products

By Grady Hurley 44 Editorial Calendar 8 By the Numbers:

Grain Barge Rates 36 Tech File: Material Handling 44 Classi? ed Advertising 48 Advertisers Index 10 Insights: Bill Dutra, CEO, 37 Tech File: Cutter Suction Dredge The Dutra Group 38 Tech File: Hopper Dredge

By Greg Trauthwein

On the Cover

From port deepening to river and channel maintenance, dredging is the lifeblood of America’s vast network of ports and waterways.

The Dutra Group 2 | MN May 2021

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