Wed., July 4, 2012 10:16am
Gov. Nathan Deal has named his business partner and two top contributors to the Georgia Ports Authority. Ken Cronan and James Walters, both of Gainesville, and Hugh M. Tarbutton of Sandersville have been appointed to the authority's governing board.
Mon., June 4, 2012 12:00pm
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Thu., May 17, 2012 11:04am
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.
Thu., May 3, 2012 9:29am
Fourteen majestic tall ships are temporarily transforming Savannah's historic waterfront into a harbor of yore. The old-style sailing vessels are docking in Savannah for the Tall Ships Challenge. It's the first time in 15 years the city has hosted a tall ships festival.
Wed., April 18, 2012 8:07am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants a federal judge to toss a lawsuit that says a $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel needs a South Carolina pollution permit. The Georgia ports want the channel deepened to handle larger ships that will call when the Panama Canal is deepened. Conservation groups on both sides of the river have sued.
Thu., April 12, 2012 12:56pm
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.
Wed., April 11, 2012 11:43am
Georgia ports officials have agreed to lower the amount they want to deepen Savannah's harbor. The new depth is one of many changes in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's final harbor deepening report issued today. The report took 15 years to complete and details every aspect of the project.
Mon., January 23, 2012 11:26am
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.
Mon., January 2, 2012 2:30am
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.