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From Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority

From Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority

Strong Growth, Expansion in Brunswick, and Appalachian Regional Port Update

Dear friends and colleagues,

I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued confidence in our ability to handle your business.

December was a strong month for GPA, in which we moved 292,172 twenty-foot equivalent container units and 63,967 units of roll-on/roll-off cargo - a 12.3 percent increase in both categories.
 
Driving this growth are a number of factors, including unparalleled advocacy from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, our state General Assembly and our GPA Board, who continue to support our efforts to invest in the critical infrastructure that keeps us ahead of the growth curve.
Thursday, February 16, 2017/Number of views (87)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. Gateway Port

New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. Gateway Port

Announcement comes on the heels of three consecutive months of record growth

The Georgia Ports Authority announced the sale of 500 acres of property for commercial development to accommodate growing customer demand for warehousing, distribution and transload facilities near the Port of Savannah. The new development, located on five parcels of land at GPA's Savannah River International Trade Park, is less than five miles from the Garden City Container Terminal and can accommodate up to 5 million square feet of logistics space.
Saturday, February 04, 2017/Number of views (2715)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
GPA achieves record, double-digit growth in December

GPA achieves record, double-digit growth in December

Inland terminal breaks ground

The Georgia Ports Authority marked 12.3 percent container volume growth in December, moving 292,172 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 32,099 TEUs compared to December 2015, a record for the GPA. Roll-on/Roll-off cargo mirrored that growth, with a 12.3 percent increase (7,000 units) in passenger vehicles and heavy equipment handled at Colonel’s Island terminal in Brunswick and Ocean Terminal in Savannah. Georgia’s deepwater ports moved 63,967 Ro/Ro units last month. 

Monday, January 23, 2017/Number of views (1693)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Key Advantages to GPA’s Mid-American Arc

Key Advantages to GPA’s Mid-American Arc

Mid-American Arc to expand target market

The Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is the Southeast’s busiest intermodal gateway. However, the GPA is making a series of infrastructure improvements that set the stage to capture greater market share.

Savannah is poised to rapidly increase service to an arc of inland markets, from Atlanta to Memphis, to St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Number of views (852)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ocean Link Opens Eatonton Warehouse

Ocean Link Opens Eatonton Warehouse

Ocean Link, Inc. has announced the opening of a new warehouse in Eatonton, Georgia. The new facility is the sixth warehouse in the Southeastern United States for Ocean Link which also operates in Savannah, Pooler and Garden City, Georgia---and now Eatonton.

 This new warehouse will allow Ocean Link to better service its Middle and North Georgia customers by providing shorter shipping times as well as increasing inventory and product availability to all customers.

Thursday, January 05, 2017/Number of views (742)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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