Government data released Wednesday showed a 0.4% increase last month in the consumer price index, with food and rents accounting for more than half of the jump. In the past 12 months, the CPI has climbed 5.4%.
The Port of Savannah has added nearly 400 workers in the past year, expanding its workforce to about 1,520, and is already working around the clock. The authority also has a number of huge projects underway that will add to its overall capacity.
But the backup is now. Between 20 and 25 ships are anchored offshore in a queue, unable to dock until other ships are unloaded.