Actually Toby the only thing I agree on is that the channel is way too long and requires too much work to keep the so called Megaport viable. I would like to see an 8 lane highway built out to Frying Pan, terminating in a mile long “T” with storage tanks erected on it.
The highway would be 3 lanes out and 3 lanes in blending into I-40 (the center two lanes would contain above “ground” pipelines). The T would be our megaport taking in oil from supertankers and container ships. There would be no speed limits on this road.
Heck once built, we could “fill in” the ocean with dredging materials from the Cape Fear all the way out to the T.
But none of this will happen. The point here is that naturally we are not a deep water port – so we either maintain a deepwater channel or move the port out to deep water – both of which are expensive. As for Hatteras? There should be nothing man made out there.
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