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."
Georgia and South Carolina are slowing down their effort to develop a jointly-run seaport near Savannah. The two states' ports officials met to air grievances with one another over a proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal. Both sides said that the meeting of the so-called Joint Project Office was productive.
South Carolina officials will be at a bi-state meeting this week about the Jasper Ocean Terminal. That's the proposed jointly-run seaport on South Carolina's side of the Savannah River. South Carolina officials had threatened to walk away from talks, saying issues around Savannah's harbor deepening project were a threat to the cross-state effort.