Mobile Ship Channel Widening Plan Gets a Go Ahead

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The Alabama State Port Authority announced that it has approved the request received to deepen and widen Mobile’s ship channel, reports 3WearTV.

What is the need?

The State Port Authority announced that federal officials approved a request to deepen existing channels to a minimum depth of 50 feet at Mobile.

It’s a move that will allow larger ships to dock at Alabama’s State Seaport. Work could begin late next year to deepen the Mobile ship channel.

Port to accommodate larger ships

The Bay Channel will also be widened by 100 feet. The agency says the changes will allow the port to accommodate larger cargo ships, which often dock in Mobile.

The channel widening phase is expected to begin in late 2020.

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Source: 3WearTV

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