The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received the funding necessary for deepening the East Channel at the Port of Panama City. This project will complete the port-wide harbor improvement to a controlling depth of 36 foot.
Wayne Stubbs, Executive Director of the Panama City Port Authority, said, “We are very appreciative of the work of the Mobile District and for the support this project received from Congressman Dunn, Senator Rubio, and Senator Nelson. We have also had great support from the Florida Department of Transportation. The East channel deepening is essential to the development of our new East Terminal which positions the Port for several decades of growth.”
The first phase of the East Terminal includes a new 260,000 square foot warehouse, 5,000 feet of rail track, and a new 900 foot bulkhead. The warehouse will be completed in May of 2019. The berth improvements and dredging should be completed by the end of 2019. Future development of the East Terminal will include a second berth, additional warehouses, and 20 acres of open storage.