Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Receives
2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

At the 2019 Maritime Association of South Carolina Annual Meeting and Gala, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) was awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award. This prestigious award is granted for exemplary performance in protecting the environment by advancing awareness, upholding safety best practices, and providing training to prepare for “worst case” scenarios. The award is presented annually in honor of diligent stewardship of community and natural surroundings. GLDD is highly honored and humbled to be recognized alongside previous award winners such as, South Carolina State Port Authority, Carnival Corporation, Maersk Line, and Kinder Morgan Terminals.

Photo: Jonathan Archer (at right), VP & General Manager at Moran Charleston and past President of the Maritime Association of South Carolina, presents the Environmental Stewardship Award to GLDD’s David Johanson (at left).




The Ellis Island

The Ellis Island recently commenced dredging operations on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico offshore of Gulfport Mississippi. With a 15,000 cubic yard capacity Ellis Island is the largest hopper dredge in the U. S..

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In 2006, GLDD adopted an Incident-and Injury-Free (IIF®) safety management program that has been integrated into all aspects of the company’s culture. The company’s commitment to the IIF® culture promotes a work environment where employee safety is paramount.

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is North America’s dredging industry leader, the largest provider of marine dredging, and the only U.S. company with substantial overseas operations. 

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