September 24, 2015
WATCH LIVE online: Curtis Foltz, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority, will deliver the Savannah State of the Port Address to a sold-out crowd and also live online Thursday, September 24, at 12:25 p.m.
Foltz will recap the fiscal year for the busiest container port in the U.S. Southeast, explaining how the Port of Savannah achieved record volumes with no congestion. He will also discuss progress toward deepening the Savannah Harbor.
September 24, 2015
In the State of the Port address, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported on a year of extraordinary growth.
"In Fiscal Year 2015, we experienced unprecedented growth, with West Coast diversions to East Coast ports, a recovering U.S. economy and import market share gains leading to all-time highs in cargo volume," Foltz told a crowd of more than 1,300. "The fact we were able to handle this influx of business without congestion has opened doors to long-term opportunities for Georgia."
September 21, 2015
"The authority's policy of continuous reinvestment in port infrastructure has allowed Georgia's deepwater ports to accommodate unprecedented freight expansion," Foltz said. "Constant improvement in equipment and services helps Savannah maintain its position as the leading gateway to trade for the U.S. Southeast."
September 15, 2015
Georgia Ports Executive Director Curtis Foltz reminded those present that the real celebration will come when the project is completed.
You don’t win a race at the start, you win it at the end,” Foltz said. “This is the start of a process. The 370,000 jobs throughout the state that depend on our ports and the economic benefits that exceed $2 billion in income annually — they rely on us getting this project done as quickly as possible.”
August 26, 2015
July 2014 was GPA's best month ever for containers. A year later and July 2015 has bested that record by more than 10%. Curtis Foltz, GPA executive director, credited growth to a combination of West Coast cargo diversions, economic recovery and regional gateway shifts. “Our development plans will follow our current practice of maintaining capacity at least 20 percent above demand,” he said, “Investments such as these will enable us to handle expanding cargo volumes now and in the future.”