PORT SHIPPING SURGE DEMANDS FILLING DOCKAGE WITH DIRT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 11:58.

 

The Cleveland Cuyahoga Port Authority is expanding it's shipping capacity by filling in with dirt one of its three Lake Erie berths.  This will allow the Port to handle the recent upsurge and expected future increase in lake boats which need to be simultaneously docked for loading and unloading. 
The berth which they propose filling is the one nearest the Brown's Stadium.   This is the area where Brown's tail gaters will be least apt to park and get to the game on time without tipping over the edge into the lake.
By spending money now to eliminate one berth to accommodate more (amphibious) ships - and build a new warehouse - and remove the obsolete stiff leg derrick crane while the price of scrap steel is low - the Port will be in a much more advanced position to close up the entire downtown operation, demolish everything,  and move out to E55 once the Army Corps has filled that part of the lake in 20+ years from now with mud from the Cuyahoga.
CLEVELAND PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING - FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
 
          Date:  Friday, August 21      
              Time:   9:30 am                             
                       Location:  Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave, Room 514      
 
                 Agenda in brief:   9:30 am  Wind Turbine Hearing
                                       10:00 am  Port Authority Presentation  

 

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Thanks Hawk, for the shipping news. Last line sums up Cleveland's query, too.

"Will the port get out of the port business entirely?" asked Krumholz, a onetime planning director for the city. "From the design, we have no port left."

An answer may be here in the article linked above: "And why, after all," says a Hamburg shipping manager, "should billions be spent for ships that may never arrive?"