2011 News Archive

GPA Board Approves Rail Extension

Nov 21 - The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved a $6.5 million, 6,000-foot extension of the Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) today. The initiative is designed to expand capacity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs for customers. Read more.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood Visits Port of Savannah

Nov 15 - The Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today for a briefing on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and a tour of the Port of Savannah. Read more.

Georgia Ports Authority Sees Steady First Quarter Growth

Nov 3 - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the ports saw a growth rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of FY2012, moving 6.5 million tons of freight. Read more.

Governor’s Forum On The Port: Deepening Vital To Continued Success

Oct 27 - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Curtis Foltz, GPA's Executive Director, Panama Canal Authority Administrator Alberto Aleman Zubieta and business leaders gathered Wednesday for a panel discussion in Savannah. Read more.

Atlanta State of the Port: 1,500 new port-related jobs and $295 million in investment created

Oct 25 - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz gathered Tuesday for a panel discussion at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's third annual State of the Port event in Atlanta. The three leaders spoke about the ports' impact on jobs and commerce, their importance to the Southeast's economic future. Read more.

Leading U.S. Container Port for Poultry Exports Expands Refrigerated Capacity

Sep 26 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved a $4.75 million project today that will expand the Port of Savannah’s capacity for refrigerated container storage by 45 percent. “As the leading U.S. container port for poultry exports, this new investment will not only... Read more.

Deal endorses crucial Savannah infrastructure investment

May 16 - Gov. Nathan Deal today endorsed building an estimated $140 million highway, the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Connector, to improve truck access to and from the Port of Savannah – America’s fourth-largest and fastest growing container port. The project will result in a 3.1-mile, four-lane... Read more.

Economic Recovery Continues to Build Momentum

May 16 - Loaded export container volume outpaces import growth to move nearly two million tons Savannah, Ga. – May 16, 2011 – The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 twenty-foot... Read more.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Selects Port of Savannah to Receive Auto Parts

May 13 - Savannah’s inland freight advantage makes its strategically located for Tennessee Savannah, Ga. – May 13, 2011 – Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has selected the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal to handle auto parts in containers for its new... Read more.

Georgia's Deepwater Ports Welcome World’s Largest Roll-on/Roll-off Vessel

Apr 25 - SAVANNAH, GEORGIA U.S.A., April 25, 2011 – The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today welcomed the largest RoRo (Roll-on / Roll-off) vessel ever to call Georgia's deepwater ports when the M/V Tønsberg, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), docked at the Port of... Read more.

Colonel’s Island Posts Best Month Ever for Auto/Machinery Units

Apr 25 - Brunswick’s Ro/Ro Volume Yields Nearly 52-Percent Increase FY2011 to date Savannah, Ga. – April 20, 2011 – The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that the Port of Brunswick posted its best month ever in March for automobile and machinery units or Ro/Ro... Read more.

Kia Production Expanding with U.S. Arrival of Major Equipment

Apr 13 - Equipment to build a new stamping press begins final phase of journey from Korea Read more.

GPA’s Cross Terminal Roadway Receives Honor Award for Engineering Excellence

Apr 11 - New terminal design improves safety, efficiency and long-term capacity for Port of Savannah Read more.

332,000-Pound Gas Turbine Ships Through Savannah’s Ocean Terminal

Mar 25 - photo: A 166-ton turbine from the Mitsubishi facility in Takasago, Japan, is offloaded at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Ocean Terminal. The Port of Savannah’s ability to handle large and heavy “project cargo” was a major factor in Mitsubishi’s selection of the Pooler... Read more.

Container Volume Remains Strong with 16.3% TEU Increase for February

Mar 21 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp. Read more.

GPA Launches Energy Efficiency Improvement for Buildings

Feb 18 - Web-Based Remote Control System to reduce energy consumption Read more.

Savannah's intermodal volumes approach record levels signaling further economic recovery

Feb 16 - Southeastern port of choice offers efficient operations, cost savings to 44 percent of U.S. population Savannah, Ga. – February 16, 2011 – Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the GPA experienced exceptional intermodal growth in... Read more.

Atlanta City Channel Airs Video Documenting Savannah Harbor Business Forum

Feb 8 - Business and civic leaders discusses the importance of Savannah’s deepwater port to Metro Atlanta Area Atlanta, Ga. – February 8, 2011 – Following the December 2 Atlanta/Savannah Harbor Business Forum’s extreme success, the Atlanta City Channel 26 has begun airing a video... Read more.

Georgia Ports Authority Selects Lynch as Chief Operating Officer

Feb 2 - Savannah, Ga. –February 1, 2011 – Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that Griffith Lynch will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer effective mid-March 2011. “Griff has an excellent record of achievement and... Read more.

Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah Economic Development Authority and S.C.’s Lowcountry Economic Alliance Sign Joint Resolution

Jan 24 - Organizations agree to support activities within Savannah River basin and bi-state compact Savannah, Ga. – January 24, 2011 – Leaders from the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and Lowcountry Economic Alliance (LEA) signed a joint... Read more.

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