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Dredging works at Port of Philadelphia on track with fresh federal funds

THE Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) has secured federal funding to complete the US$392 million Delaware River Deepening Project by year-end. Once the dredging works, which began in 2010, are finished the port will be able to handle ships of up to 13,000 TEU.

07 September 2017 - 20:00 - Update: 09 September 2017 - 10:16

The project involves deepening the shipping channel in the Delaware River from 40 to 45 feet. The US Army Corps of Engineers announced in May that it would provide $29.25 million for the project in its fiscal year 2017 work plan, reported American Shipper.

The deepening of the channel was first authorised in 1992, but the project has stalled at times due to a number of legal and political setbacks, including insufficient federal funding.

In addition to deepening the existing Delaware River federal navigation channel to 45 feet from Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey, to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, the project includes bend widening, partial deepening of the Marcus Hook anchorage and relocation and addition of aids to navigation.

 

 

 

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