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 [...]
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 [...]
NIKKI HALEY’S PORT HYPOCRISY IS ASTOUNDING
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley didn’t just drop the ball when it came to this year’s budget vetoes, she was (surprise, surprise) a total hypocrite about it.
Not only did Haley veto a meager $60-70 million out of a $23 billion budget (one quarter of one percent of the state’s spending plan), [...]
… WHILE SOUTH CAROLINA HELPS GEORGIA
The Port of Baltimore will enhance its competitive position along the Eastern Seaboard when it installs four new super-sized container cranes this week. These cranes – designed to handle containers from the next generation of super-large Post-Panamax container ships – will be installed at a new 50-foot berth at the Seagirt [...]
THE DAMAGE IS DONE, PEOPLE
Let’s be clear, neither the S.C. General Assembly nor the state’s Supreme Court can undo the damage done by Gov. Nikki Haley’s now-infamous betrayal of our state’s economic and environmental interests on the Savannah River. Obviously they can – and should – continue to condemn the severe competitive disadvantage Haley’s unconscionable [...]
Members of the S.C. House of Representatives have once again unanimously rebuked the administration of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley over its appeasement of the State of Georgia’s port expansion plans. This time, House members are targeting a bi-state commission that could saddle our state’s taxpayers with millions of dollars in dredging costs associated with the [...]
S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) is blocking a proposal that would fund $120 million of a $300 million dredging project for Charleston Harbor with borrowed dollars – and vowing to filibuster the plan on the floor of the State Senate.
“My folks expect not only a good voting record, they expect you to lay down in [...]