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Gov.-Elect Haley: Tired of losing to Georgia on ports

South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley says Georgia has had its way too long in the port competition between the states.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley says Georgia has had its way too long in the port competition between the states.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Haley told maritime leaders Tuesday she doesn't have the patience to let it continue. s Savannah, Ga., has surpassed Charleston in port volume in recent years.

Haley spoke at a Charleston dinner where State Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome gave his annual State of the Port address. Newsome says Charleston already serves four mega-ships a week. He says deepening the Charleston channel to 50 feet would cost less than at competing ports.

The Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday released a long-awaited study on deepening the Savannah River channel to serve Georgia ports.

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