The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are partnering to construct the Craney Island Eastward Expansion (CIEE). The project will extend the life of Craney Island in Portsmouth, Virginia as a dredged material management area and also provide land for the construction of a new marine terminal.
Hampton Roads’ military, shipping and ship building industries rely on Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area (CIDMMA) to dispose of material from Norfolk Harbor. The CIEE will allow CIDMMA to accept dredged material well beyond its original capacity, ensuring that the channels in Hampton Roads remain passable and offer an economically efficient, reliable, and safe navigation system for maritime vessels.
In addition to providing additional space for dredged material at CIDMMA, the CIEE will increase The Port of Virginia’s cargo-handling capacity by creating land on which to construct a new marine terminal.