Curtis J. Foltz will step down as executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority on June 30 and will be succeeded by Griffith V. Lynch, the agency’s chief operating officer.
Port of Savannah
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
31 Jan 2016
The Georgia Ports Authority grew import volumes through Savannah at rates far exceeding its Southeast competitors and the U.S. as a whole, in large part by attracting big-box retailers such as Home Depot, Target and IKEA to establish import distribution centers nearby. But forces coming to bear on the retail industry, including e-commerce and a relentless need to drive out costs, are changing the picture at Savannah.
25 Jan 2016
The port of Savannah finished 2015 with record volume, including a 20.4 percent increase in full import containers, but Georgia Ports Authority CEO Curtis Foltz said growth is likely to slow this year.
16 Nov 2015
The development of Jasper Ocean Terminal made some headway Monday after the Georgia and South Carolina port authorities agreed to a framework for the long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the states’ shared border.
16 Nov 2015
Container volume at the port of Savannah, Georgia, rose just 3 percent year-over-year in October, a sign that the torrid pace of year-over-year growth seen earlier this year and in the last half of 2014 is now moderating as shippers return to the U.S. West Coast.
23 Oct 2015
The Port of Savannah posted increases of 5.6 percent in full containers, 13.4 percent in full import containers, and 7.3 percent in total 20-foot-equivalent volume during September
13 Oct 2015
The first cold-treated citrus imports from Latin America have arrived at the port of Savannah under a U.S. pilot program that aims to cut logistics costs for produce shippers and stands to boost Savannah’s already growing refrigerated cargo business.
24 Sep 2015
The Georgia Ports Authority plans $142 million in capital spending on cranes, empty-container storage, a new terminal gate, and other infrastructure and equipment during its 2016 fiscal year.
21 Sep 2015
Container volumes at the Port of Savannah rose 4.4 percent in August from the same period in 2014, an indication that the torrid pace of 10 to 27 percent year-over-year growth rates experienced in previous months could moderate as shippers return to the West Coast.
17 Sep 2015
Florida’s ports of Jacksonville and Manatee will begin handling direct imports of select cold-treated produce from South America next month, bringing new business to the Sunshine State and cutting logistics costs for produce shippers.
16 Sep 2015
astman Chemical is avoiding hundreds of 300-mile round truck trips a month to the Port of Charleston by loading them at the inland port in Greer, South Carolina.