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Port of Jacksonville Preps for Super-Sized Cargo Ships

The Port of Jacksonville in Florida plans to spend $684 million for dredging to create a deeper port in anticipation of more and larger cargo ships.

December 10, 2015

The Port of Jacksonville in Florida plans to spend $684 million for dredging to create a deeper port in anticipation of more and larger cargo ships, reports The Florida Times-Union.

Dredging will deepen the St. Johns River from 40 feet to 47 feet to accommodate super-sized cargo ships.

To transport the additional cargo, the Port of Jacksonville also wants to build a new rail line—which could cost up to $217 million—from the port to the city to facilitate cargo movement.

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