Deepening works underway at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia (Photo: Virginia Port Authority)

Dredging works have begun at the Port of Virginia to turn it into the deepest port on the US East Coast.

The US$350 million project will deepen the western side of Thimble Shoal Channel, which leads into Norfolk Harbor, to 17 metres, hence enabling the commercial channels serving the harbour to simultaneously accommodate two ultra-large container vessels.

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is carrying out the dredging with support from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Work is expected to be completed by 2024.

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