Plans to deepen New Haven Harbor channel unveiled

January 29, 2018

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on a proposal to deepen the channel in New Haven Harbor from 35 feet to 42 feet.

While New Haven’s port is the largest in the state, it is not deep enough to accommodate larger vessels which now have to off-load outside the channel.

The project would take an estimated 5,769,000 cubic yards of material to deepen the channel to 42 feet, as well as widen it. 

This will allow an increased number of vessels to travel to and from the harbor more efficiently.

For further information about the meeting earlier this month, please read this New Haven Register story.

Through this project, we will not only be able to increase competition with shipping centers along the Northern Atlantic Coast, but we can also expand the use of our harbor.