The US Department of Transportation has announced the investment of $104m in the implementation of a connective seaport infrastructure known as Tiger-V.

The port of Baltimore in the state of Maryland has been particularly lucky in this case, having been endowed with $10,000 to expand its handling capacity at the Fairline Marine Terminal. It is said to be planning the construction of an intermodal rail facility that will substantially increase its level of automotive imports and exports.

Although it is as yet unclear when the facility will be complete, or what services will be included, the main expenditure of the endowment will go towards filling the obsolete West Basin.

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has praised the scheme which is set to boost progress and innovation at a series of ports across the country.