It’s no small task to make a river deeper. After seven years of dredging, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is complete. Forty miles of river in the inner and outer channels were deepened from 42 to 47 feet.
Larger ships can now make their way to the Port of Savannah, even during low tide. A study done by the Corps of Engineers expects the project to net close to $300 million in annual benefits to the U.S.
Last year, the Port of Savannah moved more than 5.5 million containers. The goal for 2050 is for more than 20 million.