October 17 -Port Canaveral in Florida, USA has received approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board to widen and deepen the port's access channel.

The project would increase the 400 ft (121.9 m) channel by 100 ft (30.5 m) and deepen it by 2 ft (0.6 m) along its 3.5-mile (5.6 km) length allowing larger ships to use the facility. Work is expected to begin in July next year with completion scheduled by autumn 2014.