ATLANTA- Many American ports are implementing massive infrastructure and modernization plans in order to compete for market share with other containerized ports. This competition has gotten more intense as 2014, the date when the widening of the Panama Canal will be finished, approaches.

In the Southeast, Savannah, with a population of just over 132,000, boasts the fourth busiest container port in the US. According to a summer 2010 Jones Lang LaSalle report “On Point for the United States: Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure Outlook,” Savannah scored 86.3 out of 100 points, the highest of all the Southeast ports.

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