Monday, May 16, 2016

US East, Gulf ports hustling work in anticipation of bigger ships "But when the new locks finally open this June, more than two years behind the original schedule, the event may prove anti-climactic. Post-Panamax container ships that the new locks were built to handle have been calling at East Coast ports for the last three years from Asia via the Suez Canal. The ships on the Suez route began arriving at East Coast ports well before many of them had completed deepening their harbors; ships could only call some ports twice a day at high tide or after they had unloaded enough cargo to lighten their draft at ports with deeper channels before calling ports with shallower drafts."