The Georgia Ports Authority wants to deepen the Savannah River channel to accommodate larger container ships.
“Today, more than 50 percent of container ships calling on Savannah are what we call ‘tidally constrained,’ meaning they can’t carry full loads at all tides,” said the authority’s executive director, Doug Marchand. “They have to either come in light-loaded or sail with the tide.”
That could discourage major international players from continuing to grow their operations in Savannah, unless the river channel is deepened to 48 feet.
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