The state of Alaska is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to locate a site for a new deep water port.
The legislation to create the Arctic Port Authority was introduced in September, reports portstrategy.com.
â€śDo we need a deep water port? Yes. Do we need additional ports? Yes. Better communications systems, weather satellites, helicopter hangers, pipeline activity to move whatâ€™s in the Chukchi and Beaufort to our overall pipeline that moves it down to Valdez,â€ť Alaska Senator Mark Begich said.
Begich said the aim is to establish a network of ports to serve future shipping needs.
Dredging Today Staff, October 1, 2012