Representative Carter procures funding for Port of Brunswick expansion
Following a request from Georgia Representative Earl L. Carter that the federal government provide funding for the Brunswick Harbor Modifications Project, Congress allocated $1.5 million to modify the existing federal navigation channel at the Port of Brunswick.
While Rep. Carter disagreed with elements of the underlying bill, H.R. 2617, he supported this vital investment in the nation’s second busiest port for import and export Ro/Ro cargo.
“The Port of Brunswick is a key element of the global supply chain and employer in the First Congressional District,” said Rep. Carter.
“During my frequent visits to the Port, I’ve heard first-hand from employees and shipping companies how important this expansion project is for both our local economy and the global shipping community. I am proud that Congress allocated these funds and am eager to see the jobs and growth this project will bring to Brunswick.”
“The Port of Brunswick serves as a vital gateway for Roll-on/Roll-off cargo, the busiest port of entry for a range of vehicles and heavy machinery in the Southeastern United States,” Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch shared.
“Through these proposed upgrades, the port will attract more jobs to the region, while supporting the efficient service of larger vessels with greater capacity. The GPA appreciates the ongoing support from Senators Ossoff and Warnock and Congressman Carter in ensuring these vital improvements will continue at the Port of Brunswick – a testament to the collaboration which continues to make Georgia the best state in the nation to do business.”
The funding was submitted by Rep. Carter as a Community Funding Request for the federal government’s fiscal year 2023 budget.