Ships are loaded and unloaded in the Port of Savannah. Following years of political wrangling and environmental concerns, the deepening of the Savannah River is one step closer to becoming a reality. Officials argue a deeper port is needed in order for Georgia to remain competitive and accommodate the larger class of ships. AJC 2014 file photo
The state agency that runs the bustling ports in Savannah and Brunswick, seeing continued growth in ocean-bound cargo, is forming a master plan for a 10-year, $2.3 billion expansion of its capacity.
At a conference Monday in Sea Island, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said investments the agency plans will allow the harbors to accommodate 10 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of cargo (TEUs), more than double the record of ne...Read More