|Southeastern Container Port Investment and Competition:
It Takes Much More than Dredging
146 Rubber Tired
Free Cargo Weights
Two Class 1
Terminals, 22 Hr
Service to Atlanta
|Houston Investing $1 Billion
|Maintaining Authorized 45 Ft
These videos illustrate the billions of dollars these ports are investing to improve pier strrength,
crane capacity, pier capacity, container tracking technology, truck gate processing speed and
rail corridor access.
Dredging accounts for less than half of the money being invested.
In terms of volume, Charleston and Houston are at about 2 Million TEUs per year, which is
where Jacksonville hopes to be in the next 10 years. It is interesting that the two ports believe
they need to invest billions more to keep growing.
No two ports need exactly the same investments, but they all need something.
|Click on the images below to see them full size.
|Charleston SCPA Images: 2.1 Million TEUs now, Investing $2.2 Billion
|GPA Savannah Images: 3.8 Million TEUs now, investing over $1 Billion more for dredging and growth
|Port Houston Images: 2 Million TEUs now, Investing over $900 Million, primarily to Expand Shoreside Capacity
|Charleston, Houston and Savannah's Investment and Growth Videos