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.
August 17, 2014
Warehouse and distribution center space is filling up again in the five-county Savannah area, another indication that economic growth has begun.
“Overall vacancy in the Savannah industrial real estate market continues to decline as demand increases and minimal new supply has been added to the market,” said David Sink, a principal at Colliers International-Savannah.
At mid-year 2014, the vacancy rate had dropped to 7 %, as compared to 12.5 % this time last year and 18.5 % at the end of 2010.
August 13, 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.
“Improved confidence among U.S. retailers, newly added port customers, and shifting cargo from U.S. West to East Coast are all fueling the growing cargo volumes at Georgia’s deepwater ports,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz.