Newport News coal terminal to dredge berth to handle giant ships
Houston energy giant Kinder Morgan submitted a proposal to dredge a berth at its Newport News coal terminal to 52 feet from its current 45 feet, which would allow larger "Panamax" ships to dock on either side of its pier.
Kinder Morgan's Pier IX terminal and Dominion Terminals Associates' terminal sit side by side by the mouth of the James River in a portion of the river that's deep enough to handle Panamax ships that can traverse the Panama Canal at its current depth, as well as larger Capesize vessels that have to get between oceans via the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa or Cape Horn in South America.
(9 days ago, by arnekiel
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