Port of New York and New Jersey opens 45-foot channels
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced the opening of two 45-foot channels allowing ships carrying more than 4,500-TEUs to call at the port.
More than $360 million has been spent since 2000 to deepen the Kill van Kull and the Newark Bay channels to 45 feet. Of that amount, the federal government paid $270 million and the port authority $90 million.
The project, supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, the port authority said in a statement.
The port plans to begin work this month to deepen the channels to 50 feet.