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New breed of giant megaships strains US ports

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Container ships are growing ever larger, testing not only the limits of naval architecture but the infrastructure of ports, which are scrambling to dredge channels and raise container cranes to accommodate these new vessels. At the Port of Long Beach, it has scraped channels deeper and is raising a key bridge by 45 feet — at a cost of $1 billion (USA Today).

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