USACE officials tour Mobile Harbor Deepening Project

South Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner and Mobile District Commander Col. Jeremy Chapman toured the Mobile Harbor Deepening Project yesterday.

According to USACE, this project will improve the nation’s 11th largest seaport.

Mobile Harbor has an economic value of $25.1 billion and supports over 153,000 direct and indirect jobs in Alabama alone.

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The Mobile Harbor deepening and widening project received its Record of Decision in September 2019, following an extensive four-year, environmental impact and economic feasibility study.

The program leverages over $1.3 billion in public shoreside terminals and channel investments in Alabama’s only seaport to ensure economies of scale and competitive rates for the seaport’s mining, manufacturing, agribusiness and retail/distribution shippers.

Photo: USACE