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Senator Isakson visits port

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Talks over deepening the Savannah Harbor continue in Washington. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson visited the Georgia Ports Authority on Wednesday.

Isakson said this is the year everything should get done with the deepening of the Savannah Harbor. He told the crowd they have asked President Barack Obama to put money in the budget for the project.

Isakson said they are working out all the details so the port can be up and running by the time the Panama Canal expansion is complete. 

"This is the second largest port and what that means is this is good for Georgia business - for American business. It means we are selling American products to customers overseas," he said. "It's good for our balance of payment. It's good for our economy. It's good for the country,  and I want to see to it."  

He said things are heading in the right direction with the project.

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Port of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

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See the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers final report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

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