Box Port Blowup

Watson, Will
July 2005
DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Jul2005, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the controversy surrounding the construction of a deepwater container facility in Jasper County, Georgia. A fight has broken out in Jasper County where governments and terminal operators are battling for the right to build a new container facility. Four years ago, Jasper County hired SSA Marine Inc. (SSA) as its port construction consultant and designated SSA's local subsidiary South Atlantic International Terminal to develop the port. Whether Jasper can secure the site will depend on South Carolina Ports Authority's decision. INSET: Port Players.


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