Thu., April 12, 2012 4:56pm
Georgia's business and political leaders eagerly awaited this week's final report on Savannah harbor deepening. But while it's the US Army Corps of Engineers' last word on the project, it's not the last word in the public debate over whether the deepening should happen. The agency next week will open a comment period.
Thu., February 16, 2012 5:04pm
A new report ranks Savannah harbor expansion as the state's top priority for improving cargo traffic. The state Transportation and Economic Development departments this week released an analysis that's being called Georgia's first comprehensive freight and logistics plan. The report stresses the link between ports and roads.
Wed., February 8, 2012 6:29pm
The federal government is pumping an additional $2.5 million into pre-construction work that's needed before crews could begin deepening the shipping channel to Savannah's seaport. Officials announced Wednesday the money is being allocated from $741 million in discretionary funds the Army Corps of Engineers has to improve navigation.
Fri., February 3, 2012 4:35pm
Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a $600 million project to deepen the Savannah River shipping channel. The suit was filed Friday in state court in Jasper County on the South Carolina side of the river.
Mon., January 30, 2012 5:00pm
South Carolina's legislature is revolting over the Savannah harbor deepening project. Lawmakers say, the deepening would violate South Carolina environmental laws. But, the state's Governor supports Georgia's efforts.
Fri., January 27, 2012 12:00pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to build a new laboratory and office complex in Savannah, where the federal agency monitors goods moving through the city's bustling seaport. The lab will replace an existing Customs facility near the Port of Savannah, the nation's fourth-busiest container port.
Mon., January 2, 2012 7:30am
Georgia ports officials are asking state lawmakers for $46 million for Savannah harbor deepening in the upcoming legislative session. But it's not the only item they'll be following. Georgia Ports Authority also is interested in the results of a year-long initiative to re-write laws affecting businesses.
Wed., December 21, 2011 4:56pm
South Carolina ports officials are walking away from a proposed port project with Georgia for the second time this year. The fight over the planned jointly-run Jasper Ocean Terminal on the Savannah River comes as federal funding for Savannah harbor deepening looks more likely. A Georgia official calls new South Carolina demands "a game."
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.
Wed., November 23, 2011 6:00pm
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is rebuffing some of her state's lawmakers on Savannah harbor deepening. Two South Carolina agencies are now going to court over the issue.