When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
03 Feb 2015
A home furnishing company’s decision to build a 1.1 million-square- foot e-commerce warehouse near the port of Savannah, announced on Tuesday, shows both the scarcity of available distribution center space in the area and the need for access to dependable ports as congestion rages on along the U.S. West Coast.
03 Feb 2015
A long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina border has made some marked headway after an engineering study found there is room on the Savannah River for a second terminal downstream from the busy Port of Savannah.
02 Feb 2015
A former Dollar General and Reebok CEO who is the new U.S. senator from Georgia drew a sharp distinction on Sunday between longshore labor relations on the West and East Coast, saying labor and management on the East Coast “have a great history of working together.”
27 Jan 2015
Labor disputes on the West Coast and a recovering national economy sent record-breaking cargo volumes to Georgia ports in 2014.
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