Read the latest news on dredging projects at East Coast ports as they prepare for mega-ships arrivals once the Panama Canal expansion project is finished. 


In the 17 years since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started its reconnaissance study of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, other countries have accomplished a tad more in terms of marine infrastructure projects.

News & Analysis

21 Oct 2016
The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.
07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
03 Oct 2016
A major dredging project at the port of Guangzhou signals its intentions to capture Pearl River Delta cargo currently traveling to other competitors in the region.
Port Corpus Christi, pictured, says its decision to test sediment will speed the timeline for its dredging project by nearly a year.
26 Sep 2016
Port Corpus Christi has taken the first step toward a project to widen the Texas port’s channel and increase its depth.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
02 Sep 2016
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have completed work for a depth of 50 feet.
29 Aug 2016
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.
The 13,000-TEU MSC Cristina, pictured at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, is the largest ship to ever call at an Indian port, and the completion of dredging at JNPT will make calls of similar vessels more common.
09 Aug 2016
India’s busiest container handler this week launched phase two of a dredging project to handle mega-ships.
Truckers at the Port of Oakland, pictured, are still adapting to the port's new appointment system, a practice some observers say will eventually spread throughout the rest of the U.S. port sector.
02 Aug 2016
Oakland’s largest terminal operator is struggling to find the right formula for its newly-mandated trucker appointment system.
The terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority, pictured, are in desperate need of emergency dredging that was promised by the government but has failed to materialize.
19 Jul 2016
Shippers using the container terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority are livid with the government of Brazil.