10.22.20

Senator David Perdue Highlights Savannah Port Progress

Participates In Virtual State Of The Port Address

SAVANNAH, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today highlighted progress on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) during Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address. 

Working with the Trump Administration, Senator Perdue and the Georgia congressional delegation have secured full federal funding for SHEP for four straight years, putting the project on track for completion after nearly 20 years of delays.

Once completed, the port will be able to accommodate larger, Post-Panamax ships and will contribute an additional $282 million to the economy every year.

Click here or on the image below to watch.

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Transcript:

“The people of Georgia have been trying for 20 years to deepen this port just five feet. This investment of about a billion dollars gives us a 7.3 return on investment. That’s remarkable. That’s a really high return on investment.  

“This is the fastest-growing port, the third-largest port, and our largest exporting port in America. When we get through with this, Post-Panamax ships will be able to come in here fully loaded. That will dramatically increase the volume of this port.  

“We will see the completion of this by the end next year. That’s a remarkable achievement after 20 years of trying to deepen this port just five feet.”

Read Senator Perdue’s op-ed on how the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will keep Georgia growing here

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