Aug
24

Will Jasper County Port Development Create Tensions?

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– South Carolina Radio Network

The State Infrastructure Bank has agreed that the Jasper County Port Project is eligible for funding. That’s not the same as agreeing to fund the project, but lowcountry officials are optimistic that the $63 million will be allotted to aid the project, in the construction of a new exit on Interstate 95 and industrial warehouses near the new port. But the issue isn’t without a certain amount of tension. While the project will clearly benefit South Carolina, it’s just a stone’s throw from Georgia. Charleston officials are very aware of the competition between the existing Charleston port and the Savannah Port in Georgia. The Port of Savannah gained business from the Maersk shipping Company while the Charleston port lost part of the Danish company’s business, which had been its largest client.

ARTICLE SHORTENED DUE TO LENGTH….

LINK TO ARTICLE HERE:
http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2009/08/21/will-jasper-co-port-development-create-port-tensions/
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