Port of Virginia Eyes Channels Deeper and Wider than Port of LA

A rough draft of a plan recommends that the port be allowed to dredge its main shipping channels to 55 feet, down from 50 feet, and to widen them to 1,200 feet from 1,000.

The Virginian-Pilot
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A rough draft of a plan backed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends that the Port of Virginia be allowed to dredge its main shipping channels to 55 feet, down from 50 feet, and to widen them to 1,200 feet from 1,000.

Some channels—such as the Thimble Shoal Channel and the Atlantic Ocean Channel—would go even deeper, to 56 feet and 59 feet, respectively.

If it all works out as planned, the Port of Virginia would have shipping channels deeper and wider than those now used at the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in the nation, where the channels are 53 feet deep and the main channel about 1,000 feet wide.

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