Philadelphia to be a 14,000-TEU ship ready by April
After more than three decades of dredging, the Port of Philadelphia will be able to handle vessels of 14,000 TEU’s by March 2019. This is the first phase of a $300 million upgrade that will eventually double the size of its only container terminal.
The dredging project which will increase the channel depth to 45 feet on a 103-mile stretch down the Delaware River. The US Army Corps of Engineers last week approved the final payment of $29.2 million to finish the job.
The first phase of the terminal upgrade will be completed by the end of 2019. When complete, the terminal will be able to handle two mega-ships at a time.