Gov. Nathan Deal’s commitment to spending an additional $20 million in state money to deepen and expand the Port of Savannah is likely to spur additional visits to the port from the largest container ships in the world.

Deal made his commitment to spending the money last week during a welcoming ceremony for the COSCO Development, the largest container ship ever to call at a port of the U.S. East Coast.

When the work on Savannah’s port is complete, such visits could almost become routine. 

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