Sat., October 1, 2011 5:41am
Environmental regulators for South Carolina have denied a permit sought by the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the river channel to Savannah's booming seaport in Georgia. Officials said in documents filed late Friday that the plan to dredge the bottom of the Savannah River would cause unacceptable harm to its water quality.
Tue., September 27, 2011 4:40am
The Georgia Ports Authority is expanding the Port of Savannah's refrigerated storage space for poultry and other cargo that needs to be kept cold. The agency's board approved the $4.75 million project Monday. It will consist of 20 container racks, each four stories tall, that will power refrigerated containers.
Mon., September 26, 2011 11:46am
It'll be another year before the Georgia Ports Authority can expect major funding for a long-sought Savannah harbor deepening project. The agency's director says, given the project and budget timelines, the best Georgia can hope for in the budget now before Congress is $600,000 requested by President Obama. That's enough to keep the project going but far less than the $100 million needed to start construction.
Thu., September 22, 2011 11:51am
Savannah is now the nation's second-busiest port for exports. Ports officials highlighted numbers at the annual State of the Port address in Savannah. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz says, Savannah's export ranking behind only Los Angeles highlights the need for fast action on a long-sought harbor deepening project.
Wed., September 7, 2011 12:09pm
In the decade since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government has spent nearly a half billion dollars to upgrade the state’s protection. That money has been spent on everything from X-ray and radiation detection machines to new search-and-rescue teams.
Mon., August 29, 2011 1:45pm
Georgia wants millions in federal dollars to deepen Savannah harbor. Georgia officials believe the project that has significance not just for the state, but for the whole nation. But other states want the money, too. Right now, however, the nation has no national strategy for determining where taxpayer dollars would be best spent.
Mon., August 15, 2011 12:36pm
Georgia Ports Authority has signed an agreement with a Canadian firm to upgrade the Port of Brunswick. The Logistec Corporation will spend $5 million to deepen container berths and improve the facility that handles wood pellets. Ports spokesman Robert Morris says, the Brunswick port is close to customers making and exporting wood pellets from the heart of Georgia's timber land.
Wed., July 27, 2011 12:47pm
Officials working to build a jointly-run Georgia and South Carolina port on the Savannah River will spend the next year looking at what to do with the river's sediment. The dredged clay will come from the bottom of the Savannah River and will be put on the river's South Carolina bank where officials want to build the shared port.