Tue., April 30, 2013 9:00am
Three Georgia politicians have written to President Barack Obama urging him to include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress. The president’s budget allocated just $1.28 million for the harbor expansion project — which is expected to cost $652 million.
Mon., April 15, 2013 10:02am
Georgia officials say they're taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The federal government's share of the $652 million project is proving tough to get.
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., November 20, 2012 8:28am
Governor Nathan Deal said Monday he will be proposing more state money to help pay for the deepening of the Savannah port. Deal told the Georgia Ports Authority he plans to include an additional $50 million in his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in July.
Tue., October 9, 2012 9:00am
The Georgia Ports Authority says the state’s shipping terminals in Savannah and Brunswick are off to a promising start in the new fiscal year that started July 1. Overall tonnage of cargo moving through Savannah and Brunswick was up 5.6 percent to more than 4.5 million tons of imports and exports during the same two months.
Fri., September 14, 2012 7:26am
The Georgia Ports Authority said Thursday business was up across the board last month at its shipping terminals in Savannah and Brunswick. The state agency said the ports moved 13 percent more cargo from the same month a year ago.
Thu., September 6, 2012 9:29am
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.
Tue., June 5, 2012 9:00am
The South Carolina Supreme Court is set to decide who gets to regulate the Savannah River. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by environmentalists that say the Savannah River Maritime Commission created by South Carolina lawmakers oversees that state's side of the river.
Thu., May 31, 2012 10:10am
The board that runs South Carolina's environmental agency has decided not to reconsider its permit allowing deeper dredging in the Savannah River, setting up a courtroom showdown next week in the fight over helping bigger ships reach the port in Savannah, Ga.
Wed., April 11, 2012 7:57am
Plans to deepen the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah are moving a big step forward with the release of key federal government studies Wednesday that took 16 years and $41 million to complete.