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PANYNJ celebrates completion of harbor deepening

[ September 2, 2016   //   ]

September 1 was a big day for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey (PANYNJ). PANYNJ officials, along with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the completion of a $2.1 billion, 50-foot harbor deepening project for the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Construction of the $2.1 billion Main Navigation Channel Deepening Program began construction in 2004. Now that it I s completed, larger ships will be able to access the Port’s container terminals, including Port Newark, GCT Bayonne and the Howland Hook Marine Terminal.
“Completion of the harbor deepening project is a major milestone in our efforts to meet the needs of the region’s 23 million consumers now and in the future,” says PANYNJ Director Molly Campbell..
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.