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Panama pushes for deeper port of Savannah

Friday, March 22, 2013

Georgia needs to do all it can to deepen the Port of Savannah if it wants to remain a competitive.

That is the message Roberto Roy, Panama’s minister for canal affairs and chairman of the Panama Canal Authority, delivered to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deals.

“It is a critical issue for Georgia and for Savannah,” Roy said. “The reason is that the shipping fleet is totally changing. It is not only a matter of the ships being bigger. The key is that the most important variable is the fuel costs.”

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal