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Savannah sees first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

Savannah sees first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is also the highest capacity vessel to ever call at the Port of Savannah

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10,100 twenty-foot equivalent container units, the Benefactor is also the largest ship ever to call the Port of Savannah.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016/Number of views (1602)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
GPA awarded $44M transportation grant

GPA awarded $44M transportation grant

Rail expansion to improve capacity, traffic

The Georgia Ports Authority has received a $44 million Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to increase rail capacity at the Port of Savannah.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016/Number of views (1639)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
GPA wins EPA Clean Air Award

GPA wins EPA Clean Air Award

eRTG program cuts diesel use by 95 percent

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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Number of views (547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Deal: Jimmy DeLoach Connector will enhance safety, benefit Georgia's economy

Deal: Jimmy DeLoach Connector will enhance safety, benefit Georgia's economy

Highway provides final link between Port of Savannah, I-95 and freight distribution facilities

Gov. Nathan Deal today joined Georgia Ports Authority Board Chairman-elect James L. Allgood, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry and local leaders to celebrate the opening of the Jimmy DeLoach Connector. The highway extension provides the final connection between I-95, one of the country's busiest interstates, and the Port of Savannah, the nation's fourth-largest and fastest growing container port.
Friday, May 27, 2016/Number of views (872)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Allgood to lead GPA board

Allgood to lead GPA board

Board OKs $116M capital budget for FY2017

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected James L. Allgood as chairman.

Friday, May 20, 2016/Number of views (1586)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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