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2nd North American Dredging Summit

Date: 2nd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Location: Baltimore - Maryland - USA
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ACI’s 2nd North American Dredging Summit will gather leading experts and stakeholders from across the dredging sector for two days of eye-opening presentations, interactive Q&A sessions and engaging panel discussions.

Our outstanding line-up of speakers will discuss ongoing challenges, new developments and best practices throughout a 2-day program covering technological innovations, in-depth case studies exemplifying a variety of successful projects, updates on regulatory and funding initiatives, creative solutions for environmental compliance and more.

Join us to meet industry thought leaders and senior-level decision-makers in an informal environment ideal for sharing ideas and making new contacts.

Exclusive Site Visit

During the afternoon prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to tour The Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility, Port of Baltimore.

Spaces for the site visit are limited and allocated on first come, first served basis.

Please confirm your interest upon registration.



2nd May 2018
3rd May 2018
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Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+1 929 331 6835


Hyatt Place Baltimore / Inner Harbor Hotel
511 South Central Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

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+1 410-558-1840
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* US Policy & Regulations: Key Developments in the Dredging Industry.

* Does the Jones Act Holds the Future of US?

* Latest Technology & Developments to Assist Dredging Operations

* Securing Federal Fund for Dredging Projects

*Maintaining the Nation’s Inland Waterways

*State of Maryland Case Study: Innovative Reuse of Dredging Materials

* Dredging Material Disposal and Beneficial Reuse

* Addressing Environmental Concerns

* Costal Dredging for Port Development and Expansion


Kristen Fidler, Chief of Outreach, Policy & Permits, Maryland Port Authority

Paul Matthews, Deputy Port Director, Port of Plaquemines

Chris Cooley, Director of Environmental Affairs, Tampa Port Authority 

Issac Hametz, Director of Research, Mahan Rykiel Associates

Brian Davis, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University

Peter F. Alexander, US Representative, Watermaster

Michèle Leduc-Lapierre, Senior Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission

William Precht, Director, Marine & Coastal Programs, Dial Cordy & Associates Inc.

Jonathan Sperka, Technical Director, Ordnance Holdings, Inc. (OHI)

Kevin Wikar, Area Manager, Hayward Baker, Inc.

Julio Wasserman, Senior Researcher, Universidade Federal Fluminense

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Mikhail Kryukov
T. +44 (0) 20 3141 0649
Email: [email protected]

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry.

Our delegates will be drawn from leading…

  • Dredging companies and contractors
  • Ports, port authorities and terminal operators
  • Industry associations
  • Project owners and local authorities
  • Policy-makers, regulators and government agencies
  • Technology and equipment suppliers
  • Environmental agencies
  • Hydrographic surveyors, geologists, civil and environmental engineers
  • Consultants, academics and research institutes


Watermaster is a division of the Lannen Corporation. Respected & admired Worldwide. The multipurpose amphibious dredge machine is here in US for the first time in it’s 30 year history. Alexander Affiliates include Site Design Associates, Coastal Revitalization Sound Shore Environmental Institute & Peter F. Alexander Landscape Architect Planner draws on experiences in over 70 Countries. Recognising the positive use of Dredge Yield for over documented 3,000 years we use modern technology to Plan for the future. Riverine Watershed Planning through modern Bathymetery & Mr. & Mrs. Dangermond’s ESRI GIS as basis is now fully accurate to predict & control environmental benefits & costs. A portion of the profits are used to help the nascent Ambassadors Museum United States Of America & a Nobel Prize for the Dangermonds.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +44 7549 232644

Email: [email protected]

International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review (IDR
) is a bi-monthly trade magazine that serves dredging operators and related marine and material handling businesses in North America and around the World.  To complement the magazine we also offer a comprehensive business directory and a content rich Web site, www.dredgemag.com.

The goal is to provide a high quality platform for communication between dredging companies, customers and venders within the worldwide dredging and related industries.  The target audience includes all types of dredge owners/operators, customers and potential customers of the dredging industry including but not limited to government agencies such as the U.S. Corps of Engineers, public ports and harbours, private businesses such as terminals and marinas, aggregate mining companies, environmental and land reclamation interests, hydrographic surveyors, and vendors to the dredging industry.


Clarksons Research Services

Clarkson Research Services Limited provide a statistical and research service to Clarksons, its clients and the shipping world in general. Its large research team compiles and interprets data on the world’s cargo and offshore fleets of over 150,000 vessels on a daily basis, including technical features, freight rates, ship prices and cargo/economic statistics.

Clarkson Research Services Limited supplies quality market intelligence to shipping, banking and investment interests all over the world, their unique and industry standard Dredger Register 2016 documents more than 1,600 vessels in the fleet and on order.


Dredging News Online

Dredging News Online-
is a unique publication for all those involved in the international dredging industry, ports and harbours, and marine contracting. Update daily, Dredging News Online is a truly international publication that addresses every aspect of dredging and related subjects such as hydrographic survey. It does so in a timely manner, bringing you the latest news from all around the world.

Dredging News Online provides updates on contracts and tenders, new technology, new vessels, research and development, company news, project profiles and much more, all complete with illustrations.


Offshore Shipping Online

Offshore Shipping Online
features news in categories such as Vessel & Yard News, Company News, Contracts / Tenders / Charters & Rates, Projects & Operations, Equipment / Products & Technology, Conferences & Exhibitions and News from Organisations & Associations. With an archive providing full search facilities, this free publication is a valuable asset to anyone working in the oil, gas and marine industries


Professional Mariner

Professional Mariner covers Tugs, towboats, cargo, government, passenger, spill response, pilot boats, offshore support, salvage, dredge and fireboats.

Professional Mariner gives you all the essential information you need to advance your maritime business or career including the latest news and in-depth, investigative reporting on maritime casualties, regulations, legislation, shipbuilding, safety, technology, business/management issues and more.


Ocean Navigator

Ocean Navigator magazine is for voyagers, both power and sail, who want to know more about their boats, their gear and the techniques to make them better voyagers. Whether you are crossing oceans or making coastwise passages, Ocean Navigator will help and inspire you.

The magazine covers voyaging topics for sailors and power voyagers from the Southern Ocean to the North Sea, from South Pacific atolls to rocky coasts and the Great Lakes.



Dredging Today
delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, contractors and the authorities dominating these markets.

From breaking news, technological advances to project activities, Dredging Today’s experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are a project employee, welder, captain, project manager, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the dredging and port construction industry is on:



DredgeWire, is a primary source for news about dredging, ports and harbours, and marine and offshore infrastructure from around the world.

Focusing on information from primary sources, DredgeWire’s editors personally curate news from original sources, giving you access to the most complete information available about the issues and opportunities shaping the industry.

DredgeWire delivers industry updates right to your mailbox, with stories from global media outlets along with news directly provided by the organizations involved in the issues. We invite you to share your news with us as well, and welcome your input and feedback.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector is a premium employment and marketing platform for maritime industry.
Maritime companies face a growing challenge to find professionals with specific skills and know-how.
Maritime professionals face a growing problem: how to quickly find the best sea related jobs and to advance their careers. Solution is Maritime Connector, It connects maritime professionals seeking to advance their careers with maritime companies that need quality personnel. Visit us today and find out why we are No1. in the world today:


Hydro International

Hydro International
, the worldwide trade magazine for information on hydrography, and its weekly e-newsletters provide topical overviews and the latest news and developments in the technology and management of hydrographic activities, in (electronic) charts and navigation, marine geodesy, ports and harbours, offshore, dredging, positioning, ROV surveys, coastal zone management, marine archaeology and pipeline inspection and route surveys. Signing up for a subscription to the magazine (print and/or digital) can be done by the following link:


The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute
is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters, it provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.

The work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping: monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally. The aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.



Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs and Events


Port Technology International

Port Technology International is the leading quarterly journal and daily online information service for senior executives at port authorities and terminal operators around the world. The editorial content, written exclusively for the journal by leading industry experts, focuses on how current and emerging technologies can improve port productivity, efficiency and performance. Each edition covers a wide range of topics including port planning, design and construction, terminal operating systems, container handling, dry bulk and specialist cargo handling, oil, gas and chemical handling, environment, mooring and berthing, health and safety, and customs and security.


Marine & Maritime

Marine & Maritime Gazette is read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation.


Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.


Project Cargo Network

Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world’s top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


Dockyard Magazine

Dockyard Magazine – The Marine & Renewables Journal
A high quality monthly publication with regular updates on world-wide current affairs, technological developments and new products designed to support the needs of businesses that operate in the commercial Shipping & Workboat industry. Dockyard Magazine is read by marine industry professionals around the world, from manufacturers to the sub-contractor. A global audience can stay informed on news, events and products by reading digital copies of our magazine or subscribe to see it arrive in their email inboxes or land on their desks.


Link Publisher

Link Publisher publishes maritime magazine MARITIME MARKET and SHIP2YARD, EQUIP4SHIP, one of largest Internet shipyard & equipment commerce platforms in the World. SHIP2YARD offers access to the largest all-inclusive international shipyard database UPDATED on a daily basis


Sailor Today

Sailor Today is a monthly international shipping magazine published from Mumbai, India. Sailor Today (since 1991) is committed to journalism of integrity and providing accurate information to the shipping community and to give the Seafarer a voice. Sailor Today is dedicated to seafarers and directed towards Shipping, Ship Management, Ship building, Ship repairs, Ship Chandelling, Ports, Chartering, Surveying, Maritime Equipment and Maritime Training Institute, Ship-owners and managers, Shipbuilders and repairers and Marine equipment manufacturers.

Sailor Today enjoys a readership of over 55,000 worldwide – with distribution in India, U.S.A, U.K, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.



The international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA published in English, Chinese, Russian, and Lithuanian languages, is well known in the international market and to the transport, logistics specialists, and leaders of transport business and politicians of the Eurasian region since 1999.

The magazine is published 6 times per year with the circulation of 4-8 thousand paper copies.

Each issue is distributed in several international transport and logistics events in Europe and Asia, Airports in Lithuania, DFDS Seaways ferries and in other places.

All the publications of the magazine can be found on the website:

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory is the most comprehensive directory for marine, shipping, offshore industry and ports.



is the leading provider of maritime news in Russia covering both domestic and international markets. On-line news and analytical materials related to port services, sea and river transport, shipping, shipbuilding and dredging are available on open access. The audience of the portal’s Russian and English pages numbers about 8,000 regular readers. Our readership covers the territory of Russia and 60 countries worldwide.

Media Group PortNews has recently expanded its project of international dredging forums held in Moscow every February. From 2018, the International Dredging Forum is a part of the Congress which also comprises the Conference on Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering. The program of the Congress is devoted to the latest dredging technologies.


Work Boat World


Covering all kinds of commercial and government non-cargo carrying vessels, its monthly issues provide incomparable coverage of news and views pertaining to working vessels of all kinds, shapes and sizes. Work Boat World is aimed squarely at work boat owners and operators. Consequently, it is widely read, indeed devoured, by the vast majority of the major players in this increasingly global industry.

BairdMaritime.com is the online component of the Baird Publications Group, publisher of Work Boat World. The premier online maritime portal, Baird Maritime is intended to serve you, whether you own, operate, design, build or supply to any kind of commercial or government vessel from tugs and trawlers to tankers.



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