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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:29am

State Of Ports Due Thursday

It's time for the executive in charge of Georgia's seaports to give his annual update on the shipping business in Savannah.

Curtis Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, was scheduled to deliver his State of the Port speech Thursday.

Foltz is expected to give an update on the proposed $652 million deepening of the Savannah harbor. Another issue that could have a major impact is a potential strike by East Coast dock workers if a union representing longshoremen can't reach a contract agreement with shippers and terminal operators by the end of September. Talks broke down last month.

The Port of Savannah is the fourth busiest U.S. container port, having moved 2.98 million containers of imports and exports in the latest fiscal year.