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Port mulls a $300 million post-Panama plan to deepen Charleston Harbor

Thursday, December 15, 2011


The US Army Corps of Engineers began taking public comment on a multiyear study of a $300 million project to deepen the Charleston Harbor shipping channel to 50 feet so Charleston can handle the larger containerships that will routinely be calling once the Panama Canal is widened.

About 100 people turned out for what is called a scoping meeting on what a feasibility study of the project should include.

Charleston rates itself as the most economical chance for the US to create a Southeastern port that will handle the next generation of larger container ships already calling as the Panama Canal is widened.

Original source: Associated Press