Now that we've been invaded by a pro-port movement--headed by someone from Michigan--it's important to keep everybody updated on what's going on as the Panama Canal widening project gets underway.
Here's an item from the Low Country where a fierce battle is being waged over what will be done on the Savannah River. The Port of Savannah wants the river to be deepened so it can handle the larger class of container ships. But Georgia and South Carolina made an agreement in 2007 to build a new port in Jasper County, SC that's 10 miles closer to the Atlantic Ocean on the same river. Can the federal government afford both projects? How about the other 10 east coast ports (none in NC) requesting funds for dredging and expansion?
Here's a clip from an article at PortBarrel.org: