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6:50 am on Thursday February 23, 2012

Federal government marks $4.2M to study a deeper Charleston port (Update: Reserve fund)

Image by Flickr user roger4336 The Panama Canal will soon be passing larger ships, and ports around the world are scrambling to accommodate.Update February 23: The House Ways and Means Committee included a reserve fund for the Charleston Harbor...
4:40 am on Tuesday September 13, 2011

An update on the need for and status of a deeper Charleston port

Image by Flickr user roger4336 Graham addresses Congress over his plan.With a $150,000 study underway┬álooking into deepening the Charleston Harbor to more than 45 feet, the deepening of the Panama Canal´╗┐ continues to a mid-2014 completion. And...
4:08 am on Monday December 27, 2010

Charleston Harbor deepening project gains additional support

Image by Flickr user Palmetto Max Update December 27: The Post and Courier reports that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee recently gave its support to the slowly developing project aimed at deepening the Charleston Harbor from 45 feet to 50...
1:05 pm on Monday October 18, 2010

Charleston Ports hoping to take advantage of Panama Canal project

Image by Flickr user thinkpanamaAs the Panama Canal undergoes it's biggest expansion project in history, the State Ports Authority is discussing ways to beef up local ports and deepen the Charleston Harbor to accommodate a "3 million container...
4:01 am on Tuesday September 14, 2010

P&C implores Sen. Jim DeMint to get onboard with Charleston Harbor deepening earmark

Image by Flickr user williamchoThe situation is this, the Charleston Harbor needs to be deepened from 45 feet to 50 feet to handle a new generation of mega cargo ships. That will cost some $250 to $300 million, but before that can happen there needs...
6:00 am on Monday February 8, 2010

South Carolina's ports look for a much needed boost from widening of the Panama Canal

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyPort traffic has dropped 37 percent in the past five years and the entire state of South Carolina lags behind it's neighboring state of Georgia in attracting large, import-based distribution centers. As a result of this...