It's a war up and down the East Coast for shipping business, as the New York Times points out. The once-dominant Port of Charleston has fallen in its standings, especially to Savannah, but the need to keep up with larger ships threatens to reshuffle the deck in favor to Charleston's advantage.
They quote the incoming Governor, who seems determined to take the matter seriously:
“You now have a governor who does not like to lose,” she told a crowd at an annual dinner for the ports, which was held the same day last month that the Corps of Engineers announced the approval for the Savannah dredging. “Georgia has had their way with us for way too long, and I don’t have the patience to let it happen anymore.”
Given the importance of the Charleston port to the economy of the entire state, more forceful leadership on this matter would be a good thing.