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Historic images of Georgia Ports Authority

Historic images of Georgia Ports Authority

Seventy-two years and counting

The Georgia Ports Authority was created on March 9, 1945, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.  Since the authority was formed, the Port of Savannah has become the fourth busiest in the U.S., while Brunswick is one of the nation’s busiest ports for vehicle imports and exports. To celebrate our anniversary, we’ve gathered a sampling of images as a tribute to the visual history of the ports at Savannah and Brunswick. If you have historic images of Georgia’s ports, we would love to see them. You can email them to egoldman@gaports.com.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Number of views (3800)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Port plan to reduce Garden City train crossings

Savannah, Ga. – March 1, 2017 – At a public meeting Tuesday, representatives from Garden City, Chatham County and the Georgia Ports Authority discussed a proposal that would greatly reduce the use of rail crossings around Garden City Terminal, while increasing capacity and jobs for the local community.

The meeting focused on installation of an overpass at State Route 25. The road improvement will take vehicular traffic over planned new rail lines and Pipemakers Canal. It is proposed in conjunction with an on-terminal project that will double GPA’s rail capacity to 1 million containers per year. The new port infrastructure will remove the need to stop trains off terminal to switch rail cars, an activity which has impacted traffic on commuter routes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Number of views (4708)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Georgia Ports mark busiest month ever

Georgia Ports mark busiest month ever

Set tonnage, container records in January

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved outstanding January results, with double-digit growth across all business sectors and a 26 percent increase in total tonnage.
Friday, February 24, 2017/Number of views (6061)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (5361)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 4, 2017/Number of views (9815)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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