JAXPORT: Harbor Improvement Updates (USA)
The vitality of the nation’s waterway system impacts everyone by generating employment and allowing for the efficient delivery of goods.
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced legislation authorizing improvements, including JAXPORT’s Mile Point project, deemed necessary to keep our ports and waterways thriving.
Completing the Mile Point project is the first step toward a 47-foot shipping channel depth, a depth essential to growing the benefits of Jacksonville’s public port facilities, which already help support tens of thousands of jobs for the Northeast Florida region.
The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying a project to increase the depth of the harbor and will host its next public meeting on the subject on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal.
In addition, the Corps holds regular conference calls offering updates on the project. The next call will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
Press Release, September 16, 2013