Port of Houston gets USACE green light, funding for channel expansion

Port of Houston (Photo: Texas Ports Association)

The Port of Houston has been awarded a “new start” designation and US$19.5 million in federal funds from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to begin construction of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project.

The project will widen and deepen the channel for safer and more efficient navigation of vessels calling the port’s eight public terminals and the more than 200 private facilities operating along the channel. Flood protection measures are also expected to be incorporated.

The port has also received US$55.5 million in annual operations and maintenance funding to ensure safe and efficient vessel traffic on the current channel.

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