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Combination of Forces Has Port of Georgetown at a Crossroads

Posted on December 9, 2015

By David Wren, The Post and Courier

Changes in cargo shipping patterns, stricter federal rules for annual maintenance dredging and the closure of Georgetown’s steel mill could force state officials to shut down the coastal city’s seaport, despite residents’ attempts to save the struggling maritime facility.

State legislators who oversee the State Ports Authority last week questioned whether the Georgetown port can remain viable in the face of those challenges, particularly since the fast-silting Georgetown Harbor limits the types of ships that can use the port.


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