JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jaxport and the Army Corps of Engineers holding a meeting tonight to present the results of a study and hear public comment on the port's dredging project and saying they want input from anyone and everyone.
"What we want is for people to feel like this is their project, too. This is not just a port project," says Jaxport spokeswoman Nancy Rubin.
Jaxport spokeswoman Nancy Rubin says the St. Johns River federal channel is currently 40 feet deep but she says demands for goods have increased the number of ships coming in and what they're carrying.
"Ships are getting larger, carrying more cargo containers, riding deeper in the water."
Rubin says this is a federal project and Jaxport does have to foot some of the $733 million cost but that it will be well worth it in the long run.
"We will reap the benefits of that investment in the terms of jobs and opportunity for our citizens," says Rubin.
The meeting starts at 6:30 at the Jaxport Cruise Terminals.