Port access channels are essential components of ports, dictating the size of vessels that can call there.
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.
News & Analysis
16 Mar 2018
The biggest ship in CMA CGM's fleet called at Hamburg this week, but even though the port has the infrastructure to handle mega-ships, the delay in dredging the Elbe River access channel continues to hold back volume growth.
12 Mar 2018
The depth of 55 feet would make Virginia the deepest harbor on the US East Coast.
13 Feb 2018
The Port of Boston’s stance regarding its expansion is, “If you build it, they will come.” The port, which after its upgrade will be able to handle 14,000 TEU ships, also says it will be able to bring freight closer to customers than other US East Coast ports.
13 Feb 2018
Channel-deepening projects at the ports of Savannah and Corpus Christi are included in the Trump administration’s US Army Corps of Engineers budget request; Congress has the final say regarding funding. Georgia's governor argued the Savannah project is the Southeast's most important infrastructure project.
05 Feb 2018
Port CEO Eric Green called the start of dredging “a huge day for our city, our region, and our state.”
29 Nov 2017
Port of Hamburg CEO Ingo Egloff had described the legal challenges as a “blockade”
27 Nov 2017
Dredging at the port of Rio de Janeiro will enable it to handle ships of 10,000 to 12,000 TEU.
21 Nov 2017
Bangladesh has revised it plans for the Payra port.
17 Nov 2017
The $85.1 million dredging work will raise the outer bar of the Passur River.
16 Nov 2017
The inability of mega-ships to enter and leave Hamburg fully loaded is affecting container throughput and could hurt the port's competitiveness.
31 Oct 2017
The Charleston dredging project has proceeded quickly through a series of milestones since the corps recommended the deepening in 2010.
12 Sep 2017
Port to advance funds to get project started more quickly.
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
11 Aug 2017
The new depth is still shy of the original draft.
04 Aug 2017
The situation is so acute at Santos that it has grabbed the attention of the highest levels of the federal government in the capital of Brasilia.
02 Aug 2017
Shipping lines and shippers are apoplectic.
21 Jul 2017
The key Brazilian port of Santos’ efforts to bounce back from draft restrictions were set back this week.
12 Jul 2017
Neither Codesp, nor CPSP could say when the full draft would be restored.
05 Jul 2017
The draft restrictions are particularly problematic for Santos because of the seemingly ceaseless upsizing of tonnage taking place on the east coast of South America.
30 Jun 2017
The port is in the midst of a $1 billion expansion and renovation program.
26 Jun 2017
Bangladesh is set to start construction of a third seaport at Payra.
01 Jun 2017
The Port of Philadelphia by the end of the year could be hosting ships of up to 14,400 TEU.