Why do we need a deeper channel?

Ships have grown over the years!


The Sabine-Neches Navigation District is leading a project to deepen the Sabine-Neches Waterway from 40 feet to 48 feet.

A deeper channel will allow larger ships to reach local ports, meaning increased economic activity and new jobs for Southeast Texas.  This means billions of dollars in new revenues and tens of thousands of new jobs for our region!

We’re making excellent progress, and we expect to begin digging the channel as early as 2017.  Join our excitement about this great opportunity for the region!  Read the latest news on the project in our newsroom.