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Mayor Reed & The Savannah Port

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's name has popped up repeatedly in news stories related to the effort to deepen the port of Savannah so it can accommodate a new class of gigantic cargo ships like the one pictured here. For those interested in why Atlanta's mayor is working so hard to get a project done in a city 250 miles away, this is the best explanation we've come across. One fact really brings it home: for all the city's pride in being the busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic, Hartsfield International isn't even in the Top 10 for cargo & freight. Expanding Savannah's capacity could change that. [Creative Loafing]