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."
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.”
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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