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Top port officials meet in Savannah


Gov. Nathan Deal and top port officials from all over are in Savannah on Wednesday for the U.S. Southeast Freight Mobility Forum.

The panel discussion began at 8:45 a.m. at the Savannah Hyatt Riverfront.

At the annual State of the Ports luncheon on Tuesday in Atlanta, Deal said that Atlanta-area businesses shipped more than $9 billion through the ports of Savannah and Brunswick and that's just further proof the harbor deepening project must move forward.

The project would deepen the Savannah River by 6 feet to allow larger container ships into Port of Savannah. 

Deal and Atlanta's mayor said they've met with President Obama's administration to clear more federal funding for the $600 million project.

Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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