SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) –
The Savannah Harbor expansion has been many years in the making, and on Tuesday Georgia’s governor came to Savannah to mark the state’s latest commitment to the project.
Millions of containers come through the Port of Savannah every year. But after the Panama Canal expansion in 2014, state and local leaders say the Savannah port needs to be expanded, so it can welcome more containers on bigger cargo ships.
“We need to make as much progress as we can as fast as we can to be able to accommodate that. We know that if we don’t, then we’re going to miss out on an opportunity,” said Gov. Nathan Deal as he visited the port.
As state and local officials stood behind him, Deal touted another $47 million from the state for the $650 million