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Army Corps awards waterway contracts

Keywords: Tags  Army Corps of Engineers, contract awards, dredging, steel, scrap, iron ore, metallurgical coal, Ohio River Mississippi River

CHICAGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded several 2014 contracts for dredging of rivers and ports that handle domestic and international shipments of such commodities as steel, scrap, iron ore and metallurgical coal.

The Army Corps from early November through Dec. 9 announced contracts for six projects that include work on the Ohio River, the Mississippi River, the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel in Texas, the Baltimore Harbor, and the Thimble Shoal and Cape Henry federal navigation channels in Virginia. These contracts amount to some $113.8 million.

Dredging waterways allows vessels to carry more goods as drafts become deeper and shipping lanes become wider.

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