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