Throughout the years, the shipping industry has created higher carrying capacity ships that require deeper drafts to enable them to transport the maximum amount of goods in the most efficient manner. Today, this new generation of ships requires shipping channel depths in excess of 50 feet MLLW. The Army Corps, as authorized by the United States Congress, works with its port authority partners to meet industry demands in a safe and environmentally sustainable way.
In addition to New York District staff, the regional team also includes experts from the Baltimore, Norfolk, New England and Philadelphia Districts. Customers have included USACE divisions and districts, the Panama Canal Commission, and the Kuwaiti Navy.