Investment in Jaxport Channel continues
Keeping up public investment, the US federal government has just earmarked USD 93 million for the next phase of deepening Florida's Jacksonville shipping channel to 14 m from its current depth of 12 m.
This step is part of the US government's full funding of its portion of deepening through Jaxport’s Blount Island marine terminal. Of the total USD 93 million investment, USD 57.54 million is included in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 20 work plan, and an additional USD 35.46 million is allocated in the president’s budget FY 2021.
Upon completion of the deepening project, the SSA Jacksonville container terminal at Blount Island will feature a vessel-turning basin and have the ability to simultaneously accommodate two post-Panamax vessels. (mw)