That is the message Roberto Roy, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs who is chairman of the of the Panama Canal Authority, delivered to Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday afternoon.
“It is a critical issue for Georgia and for Savannah,” Roy said in an interview outside the governor’s office. “The reason is that the shipping fleet is totally changing. It is not only a matter of the ships being bigger The key is that the most important variable is the fuel costs.”
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