Army Corps recommends Charleston's shipping lanes be deepened to 52 feet

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A new study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends deepening the Port of Charleston's shipping lanes to 52 feet to handle larger cargo ships, The Post & Courier reported. The cost of the dredging is estimated at $509 million. The State Ports Authority has been working with the Army Corps to dredge the channel to at least 50 feet from 45 feet since 2011 to accommodate new "megaships."

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By Professional Mariner Staff