July 27, 2015
The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Fiscal Year 2015.
"The deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick are cornerstones of Georgia's success, and major factors in creating new jobs and prosperity across the state," said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. "The wave of economic impact created by our logistics network supports virtually every industry, from manufacturing and agriculture to mining, distribution, technology and transportation."
July 24, 2015
“Because the authority, along with Class I rail providers, Norfolk Southern and CSX, have been making steady infrastructure investments we have the capacity to handle higher container volumes,” said Curtis Foltz, GPA executive director.
June's volume—34,712 containers—topped the previous record of 33,919 set in January.
Savannah features the fastest westward rail transit times in the South Atlantic region, with overnight service to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
July 21, 2015
Of the top 10 fastest-growing ports for the first six months of 2015, Savannah took the No. 1 spot. Containerized imports there were up 33 percent year-over-year according to data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade. Savannah was followed by Seattle and Miami, both at 21 percent.
Port officials have attributed the Georgia port’s growth to factors such as typically congestion-free Savannah port within a 2-day drive of 44 percent of the U.S. population.
July 15, 2015
The Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean have developed a new event focused specifically on the coastal Georgia region: the Savannah Logistics Lunch. The 1st annual event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Embassy Suites, Savannah Airport.
At this inaugural event, the centerpiece of the lunch is an impressive list of panelists who will address the topic of Cold Chain and Perishables. You won't want to miss it!
July 8, 2015
Two years ago, Gov. Nathan Deal and GPA signed a memorandum of understanding with Cordele Intermodal Services that ensured a direct, 200-mile rail route between Cordele–located on I-75 in the central part of the state-and GPA’s Garden City Terminal.
“The idea we’re calling Network Georgia is look at the state as six geographical zones and work with those zones to create a web of rail connections that will make access to the port easy and convenient,” said Curtis Foltz, GPA executive director.