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GPA tops 3.6 million containers for second year

GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said he anticipates import container growth of 3-4 percent in fiscal 2017, adding that export volumes remain something of a question mark. “We may be a hair short of the 4 million (container) mark at the end of this fiscal year, but we’re pretty confident we’ll set a new record.” The GPA board approved a spending package of $19.7 million to build its second inland port some 90 miles northwest of Atlanta and less than 40 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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GPA board approves $19.7M for new inland terminal

July 25, 2016
At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia. "We would like to thank our Board of Directors, Gov. Deal, the state of Georgia, Murray County and CSX for making this incredible partnership possible," said Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We estimate the ARP will offset more than 350 truck miles per container or close to 18 million miles every year."

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PortSide: Luncheon celebrates logistics industry

July 22, 2016
“The impact that Georgia’s logistics network has on recruiting new businesses and helping existing businesses grow is immeasurable,” said Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “In fiscal 2015, our global commerce division announced 329 projects statewide,” he said. “As a result of those projects, companies will be creating nearly 27,000 new jobs in our state and investing $4.75 billion.

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Second Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch Highlights Technology in Transportation

July 22, 2016
The Savannah Logistics Lunch, co-presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, was held on Thursday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Center on the Armstrong State University campus. With an audience of over 300, the second annual event was at full capacity, and organizers provided a livestream feed on the internet for those unable to attend.

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Georgia Ports Authority - Letter from the Executive Director

July 20, 2016
As you may know, on July 1, I assumed the duties of executive director for the Georgia Ports Authority. For five years, I have had the honor to serve as Chief Operating Officer for the GPA, under the leadership of Curtis Foltz. Upon taking on this new responsibility, we remain committed to significantly increasing capacity ahead of current demand so that we can accommodate your cargo into the future.

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New Georgia Ports Authority boss making smooth transition

July 18, 2016
With more than 25 years of terminal operations management — the last five as now-retired GPA executive director Curtis Foltz’s right hand — the Georgia Ports Authority’s new executive director is more than ready for the job. “With his experience managing complex, world-class operations and best-practices in the international shipping industry, Griff is a real asset for us,” Foltz said.

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