The Port Authority has received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a section of the Kill van Kull to 50 ft., launching the agency's ambitious $1.8 billion project to dredge the region's harbor channels to 50 feet and maintain its
American Marine and Machinery Company, Inc. (AMMCO) of Nashville, Tenn., has announced the signing of an agreement with Damen Shipyards, Ltd. of Gorinchem, Holland, for the manufacture and marketing of selected models of the Damen line of vessels.
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
Fourteen foreign governments and the European Community have protested legislation that tightens domestic shipping law restrictions on dredging in American waters. Protesters say the measure, inserted into the fiscal year 1992 Maritime Administration spending bill by Representative W.