Thu., January 24, 2013 9:02am
Port officials from Georgia and South Carolina have canceled their January meeting on the states' troubled plans to build a jointly owned port terminal on the Savannah River. They said an updated study on the economic viability of building the shipping terminal isn't ready.
Fri., December 28, 2012 1:03pm
The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance have agreed to extend their current contract for 30 days, averting a looming dockworker strike Saturday at midnight.
Tue., October 16, 2012 8:33am
The two-state board working on a $5 billion containership terminal on the Savannah River is going ahead with an updated market and other studies amid concern the terminal won't be needed as early as projected.
Thu., July 26, 2012 1:00pm
Georgia Port Authority officials are reporting record tonnage numbers for the fiscal year that ended in June. Total non-containerized cargo jumped about 16% from the previous fiscal year. The dock at Colonel's Island reported a 19% growth in auto and machinery traffic.
Tue., July 24, 2012 7:31am
Georgia ports received record volumes in the 2012 fiscal year for total tonnage and the amount of containers and autos that came through the ports. The ports boosted overall tonnage to 26.5 million for an increase of 561,038 tons.
Thu., May 17, 2012 3:04pm
About 350,000 Georgia workers owe their jobs in some way to the Georgia ports. A report released by the University of Georgia says, 1-in-12 Georgia jobs is port-dependent. Critics say, the figures are inflated, counting every Wal-Mart greeter and store clerk as port-dependent since they work at a company that uses the ports.
Mon., February 27, 2012 11:00am
A group of south Georgia leaders is pushing to establish a third state-run ocean port on the St. Marys River that forms the border with Florida. Supporters say a new port offers the prospect of new jobs in an area where unemployment is high.
Mon., January 23, 2012 4:26pm
State officials say the ports of Savannah and Brunswick experienced record volumes during 2011. Georgia Ports Authority released figures showing, the ports handled 26.1 million tons of cargo, a 4.3% increase over the previous year. In Savannah, the Authority handled a record 2.95 million containers, a 3.5% increase over 2010.
Tue., November 29, 2011 4:51pm
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says, she was misinterpreted last year when she seemed to soothe opponents of Savannah harbor deepening. Some South Carolinians see Savannah's proposed port expansion as a threat to Charleston's port. Her words last year came up this week when reporters asked her about a permit South Carolina recently gave to Georgia's project.
Mon., November 28, 2011 4:31pm
Tourism and retail spending are boosting Savannah's economy, but those are the only positive signs in a third quarter economic report. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis released its quarterly forecast this week. Center director Michael Toma says, out of seven economic trends the forecast tracks, only hotel stays and retail recepts posted gains.