published Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Business Briefs: Savannah Port ready to expand

Savannah Port ready to expand

The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $86.5 million to add 24 cranes for moving cargo containers at the Port of Savannah.

Port authority board members approved the purchase Monday. It includes four new ship-to-shore cranes used to lift containers on and off cargo ships. The remaining 20 cranes will be used to transport cargo within the port's busy Garden City terminal. Curtis Foltz, executive director of Georgia's ports, said the new cranes will let Savannah accommodate larger ships and provide faster service. They are expected to arrive in February 2016.

Georgia officials are pushing Washington to begin before the end of this year a $652 million expansion of the Savannah harbor that would make room for larger cargo ships. Savannah has the fourth-busiest container port in the U.S.

Burger King revamps ads

Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

The restaurant chain says the new tag line will roll out across its marketing in the U.S., including in a TV ad that began airing Monday night. Fernando Machado, Burger King's senior vice president of global brand management, noted that "Have It Your Way" focuses on the transaction itself. By contrast, he said "Be Your Way" is about making a connection about a person's greater lifestyle.

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