Georgia is the first U.S. port authority to take this approach. The authority’s incoming port director Griff Lynch made it clear Thursday that the port authority did not intend to offer a container weighing service to shippers — as its competitor, the Port of Charleston, has done — nor will the port of Savannah offer services on a contingency basis — as officials in Baltimore have done.
Port of Savannah
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.
31 Aug 2015
A new seafood production and distribution center will fuel refrigerated imports through the port of Savannah, building on the port's double-digit inbound reefer growth experienced last year.
31 Aug 2015
The port of Savannah has had blistering year so far, with huge volume increases and market share gains in the Southeast and nationally. But for the leader of the Georgia Ports Authority, any optimism tied to being the fastest growth major U.S. port this year must be tempered by continuing difficulties at other East Coast ports that could end up affecting Savannah
25 Aug 2015
The Port of Oakland’s announcement last week that it intends to open its terminal gates an extra day each week demonstrates two hard, cold facts about U.S. port operations in this era of big ships. The traditional menu of five weekday gates each week is no longer adequate to handle today’s cargo volumes, but extra gates cost money, and someone — often the shipper — has to pick up the tab.
24 Aug 2015
As U.S. auto sales surge, U.S. Southeast port are shifting into high gear to win that highly profitable roll-on, roll-off cargo.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
21 Jul 2015
The Teamsters are deploying a bi-coastal strategy to challenge what the union charges is misclassification of drayage truck drivers as independent contractors, an indication of how the issue has expanded far beyond the San Pedro Bay area.