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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 (6384)/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.

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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 5, 2017/Number of views (5070)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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GPA growing capacity, markets through rail

GPA growing capacity, markets through rail

From Executive Director Griff Lynch

At the Georgia Ports Authority, we are expanding our intermodal rail services to better accommodate our expanding customer base, with a new effort we call the Mid-American Arc.

As the westernmost major hub port on the U.S. East Coast,hosting more weekly vessel calls than any port in the South Atlantic region, Savannah is perfectly situated to expand its services to Mid-American Arc cities, ranging from Atlanta to Memphis,St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley.

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John S. James Co. celebrates 75th year

John S. James Co. celebrates 75th year

The John S. James Company, founded in Savannah, is celebrating its 75th year of operation.

John Sullivan James left school after the eighth grade for the shipping industry in 1924. He worked for several companies before settling with Strachan Shipping – from which he eventually struck out on his own.

 

At that time, logistics was a one-stop shop: Shipping companies represented their own vessels, as well as handling customs brokerage and freight forwarding for cargo owners. But that led to a potential conflict of interest. In the event of damaged freight, the shipping line could end up representing its own interests and that of the cargo owner.

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