Ongoing efforts to secure approval and funding for deepening of the port and the Savannah River are vital to the nation’s fourth-busiest port and our state’s participation in the global economy.
By the AJC Editorial Board
Rivers are deceptive in that their unyielding flow masks the power and urgency moving just beneath the surface.
That’s certainly true of the 30-odd miles of river connecting the mighty Port of Savannah with the Atlantic Ocean. The river and its ports are a vital conduit, connecting Georgia and much of the rest of the U.S. with global trade flows. It’s among the shiniest of tools in the state’s economy.
We must keep refining and improving this asset. Thus, it’s encouraging that efforts continue unabated to push for a $650 million project to dredge the port and river.
That should be remembered this week when the expected resumption of labor talks pushes the port back into the news.
It’s also important to keep in mind that rivers run slowly, but