Posted on June 4, 2015
By Bruce Siceloff, The News&Observer
The state ports’ biggest shipping customer has been losing $2 million a month since October because the sand-clogged navigation channel at Morehead City is still too shallow to handle fully laden freighters.
But a dredging operation that began in May is expected to bring some relief by August, helping the state’s second-busiest port get back to normal.
“At that point, we should be able to get our ships in and out, free and clear,” Ray McKeithan, spokesman for PotashCorp Aurora, said Wednesday after a meeting with local pilots, state officials and an Army Corps of Engineers general.
PotashCorp, also known as
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