Georgia port awarded $15M federal infrastructure grant for new docks, terminal upgrades

By Russ Bynum
The Associated Press
January 24, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

SAVANNAH, Ga. — One of Georgia’s busy seaports is being awarded a $15 million federal grant to help pay for new docks and other upgrades at one of its shipping terminals, the state’s U.S. senators announced Wednesday. The Port of Brunswick, about 70 miles south of Savannah, will receive the funding through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant funded by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock said. “These upgrades to the Port of Brunswick will strengthen supply chains and support opportunity and prosperity in coastal Georgia and statewide,” Ossoff said in a news release. One of the nation’s fastest growing ports, Brunswick also handles bulk cargo such agricultural goods, paper and rubber. …“This $15 million federal grant will enable Georgia grown forest products and other commodities to compete stronger in world markets through a competitive port,” Jamie McCurry, chief administrative officer for the Georgia Ports Authority, said.

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