Monday, February 1, 2010

Regional Ports Locked In for Growth

Locked In for Growth | Journal of Commerce: "Right now, only Norfolk, Va., Charleston, S.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia, have the 50-foot-plus channel depth to accommodate the 12,500-TEU ships that will be able to transit the new locks. Baltimore has signed a deal with Ports America, which will take over operation of the Seagirt Container Terminal and dredge its depth to 50 feet by 2014. New York-New Jersey is dredging its channel to 50 feet, but the low air draft of the Bayonne Bridge will curtail access to the big terminals in New Jersey and Staten Island until the bridge can be raised or razed."