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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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GPA wins EPA Clean Air Award

The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 EPA Clean Air Excellence Award for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program that will transfer its container handling equipment from diesel to electric power. This cutting-edge technology, built to a GPA design, is the first eRTG installation of its kind at a port in North America.

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Savannah then and now: Harbor deepening 100 years ago created demand for deeper waters today

June 14, 2016
Long before “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” put a new spin on its tagline as “Hostess City of the South,” Savannah was known to ignore the basic needs of its lifeblood – cargo ships. At least that’s how William Harden described the state of Savannah’s port in his 1913 book, “History of Savannah and South Georgia.”

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2nd Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch

June 10, 2016
Presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, the Savannah Logistics Lunch offers a regional, in depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit. This second annual event will focus on Technology and Transportation. After opening remarks from Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr and Center of Innovation Director Jannine Miller, the panel will explore the critically important and rapidly evolving use of technology by transportation and logistics providers.

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Consumer spending propels Georgia warehouse boom

June 9, 2016
In the first quarter of this year, more new warehouse space opened in metro Atlanta than at any time since 2006. That 6.2 million new square feet of space, and the wave of construction over the past few years, is an economic barometer reflecting consumer buying and job growth. Developers are counting on the continued Southern migration, the expansion of the Panama Canal and the deepening of the Savannah port to sustain the development surge.

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Consumer spending propels Georgia warehouse boom

June 9, 2016
In the first quarter of this year, more new warehouse space opened in metro Atlanta than at any time since 2006. That 6.2 million new square feet of space, and the wave of construction over the past few years, is an economic barometer reflecting consumer buying and job growth. Developers are counting on the continued Southern migration, the expansion of the Panama Canal and the deepening of the Savannah port to sustain the development surge.

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Expanded Panama Canal harbors new challenges for boat captains

June 8, 2016
Few public works projects have captured the world’s imagination like the Panama Canal, which opened in 1914 and revolutionized the shipping industry by connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, short-cutting sea voyages around the tip of South America. Since passing from U.S. to Panamanian control in 1999, the canal and related economic activity have come to contribute nearly 40 percent of the Central American nation’s GDP.

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