Massive New Port Proposed For Baja

As demand for West Coast ports explodes, a $1-billion port is proposed for an area of deserted seaside farmland south of Tijuana, Mexico.

If it materializes, the Punta Colonet facility would be one of the largest public works projects undertaken in Mexico, requiring the construction of roads, housing, public buildings and other infrastructure where none now exists."

Traffic at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports "is so backed up that as many as 50 ships are kept waiting offshore as long as a week at a time. Environmental and other restrictions limit the ports' expansion, and other West Coast shipping terminals are becoming just as crammed... Shipboard container traffic out of China is growing at an explosive rate — 15% or more per year — overwhelming the Long Beach and Los Angeles port complex, the world's third-largest."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Major Port Proposed for Baja Region

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