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The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation -- both providers and heavy consumers of logistics services. The Center provides industry knowledge and technical expertise, connections to state resources in research and innovation, and joins together an extensive cross-sector industry network.

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Georgia Ports Record March Could Indicate 'Market Shift'

"We have been serving a lot of new customers because of several of the anomalies in the U.S. market disturbing supply chains this year,” Curtis Foltz told Global Atlanta. "Those customers, we think, are extremely pleased with the service they have received and we think those customers will stay with us."

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GPA container traffic leaps nearly 28%

April 15, 2015
"We are moving record volumes while maintaining excellent service levels for our customers," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. "Our March numbers have once again demonstrated the scale, flexibility and efficiency of the Garden City Terminal. Freight handling remained fluid, even with demand well above forecasts."

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Q&A With GDEcD Director of Global Commerce Annie Baxter

April 14, 2015
What current transportation projects will have the greatest impact on logistics in the state? Georgia Ports Authority is a flagship to attracting companies in need of a strong distribution infrastructure. The Port of Savannah is the 2nd largest containerport and the fastest growing in the U.S. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Projects have a significant impact on the state’s logistics offerings. In fact, it’s been called the most important infrastructure improvement project in Georgia in decades.

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Logistics Link the Opportunities and Challenges of Global Commerce

April 13, 2015
The blurring of lines between the so-called developing and developed worlds became increasingly evident during a panel discussion that launched the 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit in Atlanta March 31-April 1. Panelists included Bernd Baunack, managing director and national manager in Vietnam for Kuehne & Nagel; Steven Markham, CEO, of BLG Logistics Inc.; Chris Swartz, director of global transportation, AJC International and Josip Tomasevic, vice president and chief product officer, AGCO Corp.

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Georgia Logistics Summit

April 7, 2015
No April fooling, it was a good day at the Georgia Logistics Summit on April 1. The legislature had passed a transportation bill at midnight the night before, and Gov. Nathan Deal enthusiastically touted Georgia’s bright logistics future. Industry leaders Curtis Foltz, Charles Tarbutton, Ed Crowell, and Miguel Southwell expressed optimism as well over the transportation bill’s passage and bragged on Georgia’s existing transportation assets and growth plans.

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Logistics Summit offers forum for ideas, networking

April 4, 2015
Jannine Miller has seamlessly stepped in as director of the Center for Logistics, last week welcoming 2,000-plus attendees from most of the 50 states and a number of foreign countries to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the two-day summit.

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