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JAXPORT wants a deeper channel

JAXPORT wants a deeper channel
The Port of Jacksonville

The current channel depth is 40 feet (12 m) MLW and as the local harbour sponsor, the Port’s request is that the federal channel be dredged to a depth of no less than 47 feet (14.3 m). This request will now be added to the final phases of the harbour deepening study which the Corps plans to release the draft results in May, 2013.

“We all know that there is incredible opportunity just over the horizon for North Florida and the ability to be the first or last port of call for the larger cargo vessels fully loaded means jobs and positive growth for the private sector in our region,” said JAXPORT Interim CEO Roy Schleicher. “We must maximize the use of the public assets under our management and we must do so now.”