Sunday, October 17, 2010

Providence to take container cargo

After rejecting an initial application, the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the port of Providence $10.5 million to replace outdated cranes. The money will pay to replace two cranes built in 1979. The new cranes will expand the port’s ability to unload bulk material and, for the first time, allow the port to unload cargo containers. Currently, the Port of Boston is the only port in New England with such capability, according to elected officials. The delegation said that the project is estimated to remove on average of 1,000 trucks per week off the Northeast corridor highway system.,53176

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