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GPA posts strong July numbers

July 2014 was GPA's best month ever for containers. A year later and July 2015 has bested that record by more than 10%. Curtis Foltz, GPA executive director, credited growth to a combination of West Coast cargo diversions, economic recovery and regional gateway shifts. “Our development plans will follow our current practice of maintaining capacity at least 20 percent above demand,” he said, “Investments such as these will enable us to handle expanding cargo volumes now and in the future.”

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Q&A With GDEcD Deputy Director of Global Commerce Tom Croteau: Why are Companies Choosing Georgia?

August 20, 2015
Deputy Director of Global Commerce Tom Croteau discusses important transportation projects , innovations in logistics, and the economic development climate in Georgia. Including-What separates Georgia from other states for companies who are looking to re-locate or expand in our strategic geographical location to thriving key markets? When automotive companies move manufacturing operations and HQ to Georgia, what is the ripple effect (what other businesses/industries tend to follow and why)?

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Panel discussion focuses on Savannah's perishable import growth, opportunity

August 19, 2015
The inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch on Tuesday featured a panel of logistics experts from around Georgia to discuss how to bring more perishables, jobs and opportunity to the Lowcountry. “Ten years ago farm-to-table was a trend that few people knew about, but now it’s mainstream. Everything is farm-to-table, whether that means a farm in central Georgia or coastal Georgia or Texas — it’s still farm-to-table. It’s about reducing footprint and sustainability...,” Woodham said.

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Savannah port dredging ‘shifts into high gear’ with September dig date

August 5, 2015
The $706 million deepening of Savannah’s harbor and waterway is set to begin in September – about three months earlier than expected. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said Friday that workers will begin to dredge the outer edge of the 38-mile channel on Sept. 7 instead of December, when the project was initially expected to start.

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New inland terminal to open in 2018

July 28, 2015
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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