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Support builds to deepen Charleston Harbor shipping channel for Panama Canal

Monday, December 27, 2010


Slowly, the push to deepen Charleston Harbor in South Carolina gets the support it needs.

The US Senate Appropriations Committee recently joined with its House counterpart to support the next phase of the project to take the shipping channel from 45 feet to 50 feet, making it attractive to megaships on order as the Panama Canal expansion moves toward its 2014 completion. The committee initially did not designate the necessary funding for a feasibility study. Now the committee designated $379,000 for the study.

Original source: Post and Courier