Mon., July 25, 2011 7:06am
Savannah's booming seaport has set another record for the amount of cargo moving through its gates after posting double-digit growth in the past 12 months. Georgia Ports Authority executive director Curtis Foltz announced Monday that Savannah's port handled 2.9 million containers of imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's an 11 percent increase from fiscal 2010. It's also a record for Savannah, beating the port's previous peak in 2008 by about 240,000 containers.
Wed., June 1, 2011 11:00am
Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are scheduled to be in Washington Wednesday. The bipartisan duo will be lobbying for more funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. President Obama's most recent budget included a only small sliver of the $100 million dollars port officials want.
Thu., May 26, 2011 12:23pm
Georgia's ports officials have serious concerns about the possibility of a cruise ship terminal at their Savannah dock. The city recently paid a consultant $50,000 to create a feasibility study on how Savannah could start welcoming cruise ships. The study's top recommendation was a temporary cruise ship terminal at the Georgia Ports Authority.
Wed., May 18, 2011 12:34pm
A new report says, building a cruise ship terminal in Savannah could bring Georgia $89 million a year in new spending and create 1,000 jobs. A Miami-based consulting firm prepared the study. It says, the city could build a terminal in four years at the Georgia Ports Authority. Five years later, it could build a terminal at the city's historic waterfront.
Mon., March 28, 2011 12:34pm
An official with the US Army Corp of Engineers says, it now will be at least 2016 before the Savannah harbor deepening can be completed. And the Corp's Savannah District Commander, Colonel Jeff Hall says, that's "if" final approval and funding come next year. A Corp of Engineers spokesman says, the agency's process is moving along at the appropriate speed.
Mon., March 21, 2011 8:07am
The Port of Savannah posted a record February for the number of cargo containers it moved last month, which also was one of the strongest months ever for automobile imports coming into Brunswick, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
Tue., March 8, 2011 1:33pm
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.
Mon., February 14, 2011 7:50am
President Obama's budget released this morning includes about $600,000 for the engineering phase of the Savannah harbor deepening. But that's only a fraction of the millions of dollars that state officials were seeking. State officials consider it the most important economic development project.
Fri., January 28, 2011 2:14pm
Georgia ports officials gave Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and US Senator Saxby Chambliss a good look at why they think the Savannah port needs to be deepened. Ports officials showed Deal and Chambliss... an empty dock. They say, Georgia stands to lose port business if the project doesn't happen.