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Ga. Ports hosts expansion project talks

(Courtesy: GA Ports Authority) (Courtesy: GA Ports Authority)

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Ports Authority hosts its first ever Savannah harbor expansion project discussion with local businesses. 

This is a discussion and allow businesses to communicate and express ideas, concerns, effects of this project. Businesses also have opportunity to ask questions about the project.

Last week the massive container ship, CMA-CGM Figaro, called on the Port of Savannah. In order to handle ships like the Figaro, the Georgia Ports are working to deepen the river from its current 42-foot depth to as much as 48 feet.

According to Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz, this project will create jobs and commerce throughout the region. The Savannah port is the fourth busiest in the nation, and Foltz said until get harbors deepened, it will be hard to continue to grow.

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