Friday, June 24, 2016

New $5.4B Panama Canal expansion ready for business

Construction Dive: "Port facilities in Norfolk, VA, Baltimore and Miami are ready for the bigger ships, but others in Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA, are not. The behind-schedule Bayonne Bridge project is currently blocking access to three of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's largest port terminals, which have undergone a $6 billion overhaul according to USA Today. The Skanska USA-led joint venture announced that it would be late 2017 before the bridge is raised high enough to allow the large post-Panamax ships to safely pass. Planners originally timed the bridge's completion to the Panama Canal expansion completion, which was also delayed a few months after experiencing setbacks and delays."