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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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New inland terminal to open in 2018

Gov. Deal, Georgia Ports, Murray County and CSX signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Ga. It will service North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky. "This new inland terminal will open the door for economic opportunity and job creation for NW Georgia and the region," said Gov. Deal. "The Appalachian Regional Port will create and expand international markets for businesses and further economic success of the Southeastern U.S."

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Warehouse space becomes scarce

July 27, 2015
As Georgia Ports’ cargo load grows, so too, does the need for additional landside facilities—warehouses, cross-docks and distribution centers. The addition of warehouse/distribution space translates to an economic impact that is good for all, said GPA executive director Curtis Foltz. “The GPA exists to support economic development,” he said. “When our ports and supply chain operators are thriving, the economic impact of that success reaches into every Georgia county and across the Southeast.”

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GPA achieves record TEUs, tonnage, rail and Ro/Ro in FY15

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."

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Georgia Ports sets record for rail in June

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.

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East Coast ports lead pack in US import growth in H1 of 2015

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.

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Logistic lunch brings Georgia logistics summit to Savannah

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!

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