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Jacksonville's deepened channel is wide open

Jacksonville (Florida) recently celebrated the completion of the Jacksonville Harbour deepening project. Covering 13-miles (21 km), the project is also funded by the US federal authorities.


The federal shipping channel was taken down to a depth of 14.3 m from its previous 12.1 m. Now, larger ships can call the Blount Island Marine terminal. The project also includes a new turning basin allowing larger vessels to turn around at the terminal.


In coordination with the deepening, Jaxport completed more than USD 100 million in berth enhancements this month to enable the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at Blount Island to simultaneously accommodate two post-Panamax container ships. (sh)




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