In 2003 the Port of Charleston, S.C. was the world’s 42nd largest – and the fifth largest in the nation. Today? Charleston has surrendered its coveted spot on the world’s top fifty ports list to its closet rival, the Port of Savannah.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the data for yourself …
Savannah is now the [...]
A port in Jasper County located on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River is economically viable, according to the top economic expert at a leading global infrastructure firm.
“Demand does support the development of the Jasper terminal,” said Walter Kemmsies, according to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier.
Kemmsies is chief economist at Moffat & Nichol [...]
Over the last several months, I have received several e-mails which may be of interest to you. Attached to one was an Engineering Master’s Thesis containing data which suggested that if all the containerized cargo currently being shipped from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to the eastern portion of the U.S. were to be [...]
Georgia lawmakers approved $50 million in additional funding this week for the state’s Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) – a massive $652 million taxpayer-funded endeavor which received a key shot in the arm from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in 2011.
The project aims to deepen the Savannah River from 42 to 47 feet to accommodate the [...]
BUT CAN THE DAMAGE NIKKI HALEY HAS DONE TO SOUTH CAROLINA EVER BE FIXED?
The “Savannah River Sellout” – S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s most flagrant betrayal of our state’s economic competitiveness – was overturned late last week by the South Carolina Supreme Court, although it may be too late for the damage to be undone.
Last November, [...]
PEACH STATE WANTS FEDS TO IGNORE PENDING SC SUPREME COURT CASE
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking the federal government to disregard a pending South Carolina Supreme Court case over controversial port permits so that it can move forward with a massive taxpayer-funded expansion of the Port of Savannah. Citing “inappropriate delays” stemming from [...]
THE “SAVANNAH RIVER SELLOUT” IS COMPLETE
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a coveted prime time speaking slot at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this month – bringing full circle one of the biggest (and most damaging) political sellouts South Carolina has ever seen.
Haley is widely suspected to have earned her slot at [...]
IT’S A GREAT DAY IN … PHILADELPHIA?
Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced its plans to stop calling on the Port of Charleston, S.C., moving its business to the Port of Philadelphia instead. The decision was first published on a trade website over a week ago … but has yet to be picked up by the Palmetto [...]