Letter to U.S. Army Corps in Favor of Shep

SAVANNAH TRAFFIC CLUB AND SUPPORTERS SEND LETTER TO U.S. ARMY CORPS IN FAVOR OF SHEP ON MAY 15, 2012

17 June 2012
May 15, 2012
Headquarters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer CECW-P  (SA)
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA  22315-3860

Gentlemen:

On behalf of The Savannah Traffic Club, I would like to take this opportunity to express the need to deepen the Savannah River by an additional five (5) feet at mean low water.  This additional depth is crucial for the movement of vital exports from and needed imports to the U.S. in the new larger container ships.

We must be competitive with the rest of the world.  Goods from the Western part of the hemisphere passing through the Panama Canal  would likely not call at the Port of Savannah as delays waiting on the tidal change will be very costly, and  will be passed on to the ultimate consumer   Similarly,  we would  have this problem with goods being exported and imported from countries to our East.

 We hope that you will grant  this project's final approval, so  the economic benefits and growth to our country is realized.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

THE SAVANNAH TRAFFIC CLUB, INC                        

 Jed Young                                                                                                                                                                

President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

JEY/swt

List of companies that support SHEP:
Aerotek
Ardry Trading Company
Averitt Express
Blue Grace Logistics
Bridge Terminal Transport
BTL Holdings
Bulldog Hiway Express
Cargo Group
Clark Freight Lines
Coastal Logistics Group
Comtrak Logistics
ConGlobal
Container Maintenance Corp.
Crescent Towing Company
Customs Compliance and Transportation Division
Damco Distribution Services
Dewitt Insurance Company
D.J. Powers Company
Dougherty Equipment Company
Estes Experss
Freightliner of Savannah
Georgia Center for Logistics
GFA Total Logistics Solutions
Great Southern Equipment Sales
Guy M. Turner, Inc.
Hudd Transportation
International Paper Company
Interstate Nationalease
JIT Warehouse and Logistics
John S. James Company
Joy Marketing
Madaris Transportation LLC
MCO Transport, Inc.
Meadowbrook Leasing, LLC
Meadowbrook Truck Sales, LLC
Metro Ports Savannah
Pierside Intermodal 
Pioneer Transport
Port City Logistics
RBW Logistics
Remote Technology
Roger & Brown Custom Brokers
Savannah Logistical Services
Savannah Re-load
Savannah River Logistics
Savannah Warehouse Services
Southeastern Freight Lines
Supply Chain Management LLC
Surftrans LLC
Transinternational 
The Savannah Traffic Club, Inc.
The Sullivan Group
TXN Intermodal
Universal Trucking Services
UTC Overseas
Vantage Transport Nationwide

Bonny Woods