Savannah Harbor deepening running out of time (w/video)

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Savannah port and economic development leaders met Thursday and warned time is running out to deepen the Savannah Harbor in order to serve ships that will come through the widened Panama Canal. 

It's a pretty complex issue, and one that is tied to the potential Jasper Port in South Carolina, but the basics are that Savannah won't be able to serve the larger, post-panamax ships that will be widely used come 2014 if the harbor isn't deepened. 

This impacts the economies of both coastal Georgia and S.C.

There are a couple of different write-ups to check out here. You can read a good piece in the Savannah Morning News here.

WSAV also has coverage. You can view the video below.

You also can read the press release from the Georgia Ports Authority here.

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