Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

It’s done! The Port Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced that the harbor deepening project that began back in 2004, is finally done.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The $2.1 billion endeavor even came in under budget according to authorities, as reported by The Jersey Journal.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The Jersey JournalThe Main Navigation Channel Deepening Program, which began construction in 2004, will allow larger ships to access the Port’s container terminals, including Port Newark, GCT Bayonne and the Howland Hook Marine Terminal.

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Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

“This $2.1 billion project was executed in a manner that allowed for over $800 million in savings and all the dredge material was used beneficially to enhance the environment,” he said. [Col. David Caldwell, the Army Corps’ New York District Commander]

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Funded by the Army Corps and the Port Authority, the project deepened the Ambrose Channel; the Anchorage Channel; the Port Channel; the Kill Van Kull; the main Newark Bay Channel to Port Elizabeth and Port Newark; Port Elizabeth and South Elizabeth tributary channels; and the Arthur Kill Channel. Read more from The Jersey Journal here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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