Officials from the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Lowcountry Economic Alliance (LEA) have signed a joint resolution towards the deepening of the Savannah and Charleston harbours in the US.

The resolution said that for the Port of Savannah to remain competitive in the near term the river must be dredged to 48ft, as envisioned by the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

The resolution also acknowledges the need to develop the Jasper Ocean Terminal infrastructure.