Cranes move cargo to and from the OOCL France — part of the larger, neo-Panamax class of ships traveling through the expanded Panama Canal — during its visit in June to Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. The State Ports Authority is dredging Charleston Harbor to 52 feet so the vessels can visit without tide restrictions. File/Provided/State Ports Authority
A key part of the plan to dredge Charleston Harbor to 52 feet received the go-ahead Monday with the announcement of the most expensive contract in the history of the Army Corps of Engineers — a $213 million deal to help make the waterway the deepest on the East Coast and more accessible to supersized cargo ships visiting the Port of Charleston.
"We look forward to seeing dredges in our harbor in the next few months," said Jim Newso...Read More