President Trump wants $108 million to help two US seaports, including the Port of Boson, deepen their harbors
Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal seeks $108 million to be shared by the Port of Savannah, Georgia, and the Port of Boston.
Ports not included on his wish list will still benefit from a $56 million boost already approved by Congress.
Ports across the US East and Gulf coasts are racing to accommodate bigger cargo ships now arriving through an expanded Panama Canal.
The Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that it will spend funding recently passed by Congress on harbor projects for Charleston, South Carolina; Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and the Sabine-Neches waterway that serves three Texas ports.