July 8 - Jaxport's Mile Point harbour improvement project, which will remove an existing navigational restriction in the St Johns river, has got underway in Florida.

The project, which is being overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will ensure that larger ships can travel the channel more efficiently, saving shippers and businesses time and money, said Jaxport.

USD43.5 million has been earmarked for the design and construction of the harbour improvement project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2016.