Bustling New London harbor hosts numerous ferries that travel to Block Island, Fisher’s Island and Long Island. Photo/New Enland Boating/Tom Richardson

Bustling New London harbor hosts numerous ferries that travel to Block Island, Fisher’s Island and Long Island. Photo/New Enland Boating/Tom Richardson

The Bulletin: Legislative leaders are proposing a new agency to make Connecticut’s three deep-water ports more competitive, saying the time is ripe to carve out a niche and boost their economic potential.

Officials are calling for a statewide port authority, a quasi-public agency, to promote the ports in New Haven, Bridgeport and New London to domestic and international shippers and seek funding for improvements. The move comes as U.S. ports invest billions in dredging and other projects to accommodate a new generation of larger ships anticipated as the Panama Canal is expanded.

Read more about Connecticut’s plans to promote its deep-water ports.

 

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