Friday, September 16, 2016

New rail facility to extend Savannah’s Midwest intermodal reach "Charleston is now deepening its harbor to 52 feet, strengthening its Wando Welch terminal to handle ship-to-shore cranes that are 155 feet high, compared with traditional cranes’ height of 115 feet, and implementing an automated gate system at the terminal. The harbors of the ports of Miami and Virginia are already 50 feet deep; Virginia is considering going even deeper, recently announcing a new $350 million investment to increase container capacity at one of its terminals. The Port of New York and New Jersey earlier this month completed its 50-foot deepening and work to raise the Bayonne Bridge roadway to allow larger ships to service the port’s largest terminals is expected to be finished by the end of 2017."