May 24, 2013
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cut right to the chase.
“I know a lot of you are worried because you didn’t get what you were expecting (for harbor deepening) in the president’s budget proposal,” he told the sold-out crowd of more than 750 gathered Thursday for the Savannah Economic Development Authority’s annual luncheon.
“I’m here to tell you don’t be concerned a bit,” he said. “This is going to happen. We’re doing things in an orderly fashion, and we’re making real progress.”
May 22, 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority’s executive director is optimistic that federal funding to deepen the Savannah Port will be in place in the next couple of years.
Curtis Foltz spoke at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Club luncheon Tuesday at the Cobb Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
“We strongly believe that the federal government will step up to the plate in a big way in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget,” Foltz said in response to a question. “We believe it will bubble up to the top.”
April 17, 2013
The Savannah River Maritime Commission has approved a proposed settlement to end the litigation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. All other involved parties must approve the settlement before it goes into effect.
“This is truly a conditional permit," said Randy Lowell, attorney for SRMC.
Lowell also said the commission retains the right to stop the project from moving forward if they do not believe the dissolved oxygen system will work.
April 15, 2013
Nordic Cold Storage has announced the grand opening of the first phase of its state-of-the-art storage and blast facility, located just minutes from the Port of Savannah.
The site has over 200,000 square-feet of convertible temperature-controlled storage space and is capable of blasting more than 10 million pounds of product, ranging from fresh poultry to produce, per week.
March 4, 2013
Logistics doesn't exactly get a bad rap, but you won’t hear it discussed often at parties. In its broadest sense, the term means “the handling of the details of an operation.” Once applied specifically to the military, it has come to be most associated with transport: imports and exports, switchyards, trucks and trains, last-mile connections, inventory and supply coordination, truckers and loading docks – all the components of moving goods from one place to another.