US proposes new poultry feed port
United States governors Sonny Perdue of Georgia and Mark Sanford of South
Carolina have proposed to build a new joint port authority that could handle
poultry exports from the south eastern United States and expedite feed imports
for poultry production.
The two states would form a Bi-State Port Authority with a contract to be
approved by the two states' legislatures and ratified by the US Congress for a
port to be built on land owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation in
Jasper County, South Carolina.
Improve poultry industry
container port would benefit the poultry industry in South Carolina, Georgia and
Alabama, a region that produces 70% of US chicken meat, by providing an
alternative to the higher cost of shipping feed grains and oilseeds from the US
Moreover, such a port is seen as a means to improve the poultry
industry's capacity to ship poultry products in refrigerated containers to
Europe and the Middle East, enhancing US competitiveness against Brazil's
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