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Port industry leaders support federal evaluation

Once again, the leadership of the Panama Canal makes our case for us.  At least 10 ports on the east coast are seeking federal dollars to deepen their harbor.  We’ve quoted Roberto Aleman, the Executive Director of the Panama Canal … Continue reading

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Advice of caution from Jacksonville

Jacksonville Florida is one of the many east coast ports considering a deepening to accommodate the super post-Panamax ships to come through the Panama Canal.  Ron Littlepage wrote this thoughtful editorial in the Florida Times Union last week.  Although the … Continue reading

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Film in Savannah, Saturday July 16th

Again and again we hear politicians and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) justify the Savannah Harbor Expansion proposal as ironclad by the mere virtue of the many years taken to study it. While addressing a large group back in April, … Continue reading

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Pick one

According to the Panama Canal’s chief executive officer, Alberto Aleman, there is no need to deepen more than one port on the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. “Two deeper, wider ports along the US Eastern seaboard and one in the … Continue reading

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What the Global Trade experts think

For this blog entry, we defer content to an excerpt from recent commentary in the Journal of Commerce.  The following is pulled from a March 21st piece by Peter Tirschwell, the Vice President for Strategy at UBM Global Trade.  Please … Continue reading

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Why didn’t you bring this up earlier?

Our drinking water is at risk, and we are going to pay for it in our water bills for years to come –  thanks to a manipulation of data by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Here is how it … Continue reading

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Prime Time Politics

Tonight at 7 pm, Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Prime Time Politics will cover “Port Politics.” Bill Sapp of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Andrea Malloy of the Coastal Conservation League are featured on the environmental panel. If you do not … Continue reading

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Comparison shopping

Senators DeMint and Graham are sponsoring federal legislation that would establish a review panel to determine the best place to spend federal funds for harbor deepening. This is a badly needed reform for a process that is badly broken. The … Continue reading

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Expensive & time consuming = good?

There are two sound bites that you will hear over and over from the proponents of this deepening. One is that because the Corps spent 13 years studying the project, the studies are perfect. This is like saying that a … Continue reading

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Distracting tactics

On Sunday, the Savannah Morning News (SMN) ran a compelling set of articles outlining the concerns raised by three federal agencies who have the power to veto the deepening. These articles are posted in our In The News section and … Continue reading

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