The Port of Panama City’s cargo operations and industrial tenants rely heavily on 2,700 linear feet of bulkheads that are vulnerable to failure from hurricane surge and rapid tidal drawdown. The deepening of the Port in 2003 exposed the existing bulkheads to the danger of failure from hurricane related surge and drawdown. As the bulkheads have gotten older (60+ years old) the risk has increased. The new bulkheads will be designed to withstand extreme surge and will be deep enough to allow the Port to increase its channel to 40‐feet in the future.