August 29, 2014
July might have been Georgia Ports’ best month ever for containers, but it turns out the first half of 2014 wasn’t so shabby either.
According to PIERS, the Journal of Commerce Group’s data-reporting arm, the fastest-growing U.S. port in terms of containerized imports was none other than the Port of Savannah, with volumes up 12.1 percent compared to the first half of 2013.
August 25, 2014
Atlanta’s southside has a long history as a hub for logistics companies, and with a number of efforts underway to put more warehousing and e-commerce operations in place there, it has the potential to be one of the Southeast’s largest logistics centers.
One of the biggest efforts to promote more logistics operations along the south side is through the reuse and redevelopment of 1,168 acres at the former Fort Gillem Army Base into the Gillem Logistics Center.
August 22, 2014
Good things don’t always come in small packages, as evidenced by the cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment that recently moved from Kobe, Japan, through Georgia Ports Authority’s Ocean Terminal in Savannah.
Proton therapy is an advanced, precise form of radiation cancer treatment. The technology is able to target cancer tissue with less damage to surrounding healthy tissue than traditional radiation treatments. However, the units are massive and heavy.
August 21, 2014
Logistics keeps the U.S. economy humming. Without trucking, shipping and warehousing companies bringing raw materials from suppliers to manufacturers and finished products from manufacturers to consumers, the economy would flounder. The industry relies on people, yet faces an image problem that hinders recruitment.
August 19, 2014
They’re growing a lot more than peanuts in Georgia these days. More than 11 leading film and television studios are breaking ground for new studios or expanding in the Peach State. Thousands of new Kia sedans are rolling out of the Korean automaker’s U.S. assembly plant in West Point, GA, and Baxter’s new $1-billion biotech complex near Atlanta will include a world-class biotechnology training center.