February 9, 2016
Gov. Nathan Deal kicked off the 2016 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference on Monday morning with high praise for the Georgia Ports Authority and its outgoing director Curtis Foltz.
“For 12 years, he’s done a great job in raising the value of the port, increasing its worth to the state and literally putting the Port of Savannah on the world map,” Deal said, noting that 2015 was another record-breaking year for the GPA.
February 2, 2016
The increase in port-related business, and its implications for road and rail traffic, has caused the Georgia DOT to focus resources toward helping carriers move freight to and from the Savannah port, according to Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry. He noted that Georgia has a statewide freight logistics plan and said of the intersection near Savannah:
“We’re doing design work now, and will advance in a few years as a design/build. We’ll do the intersection and add a lane."
January 25, 2016
Currently featuring 22 ship-to-shore cranes, Savannah's Garden City Terminal will add four cranes this year as previously purchased machines are put into service. The cranes purchased at the board's direction today will arrive in the late spring of 2018. The additions are part of the board's Focus 2026 Capital Plan, which calls for 34 ship-to-shore cranes at Garden City Terminal.
January 14, 2016
“One year ago, I stood before the General Assembly and urged members to prioritize Georgia’s transportation needs,” said Deal. “In order to maintain our roads and bridges, improve congestion and accommodate the movement of freight traffic, we could no longer afford to kick the can down the road. Legislators on both sides of the aisle took action, working together to pass legislation addressing these critical needs. Today, we are delivering on our promise.
January 12, 2016
The new year has just begun and Curtis Foltz is sure “2016 will be an incredible year", and he has good reasons for his enthusiasm. “Every one of the past six years has set a record, and that just doesn’t happen in our business. With Savannah becoming the fastest-growing container port in the country and Brunswick becoming the fastest-growing automobile port, we’re walking tall and have become an economic powerhouse for the entire state.”