The Georgia Ports Authority’s board of directors has elected Robert S. Jepson, Jr., to serve a second term as chairman of the board.
Jepson was first appointed to the board of directors in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. James A. Walters was also appointed as the vice chairman and Stephen S. Green will serve as secretary and treasurer.
“Bob Jepson’s steady leadership is exactly what is needed as we shepherd important rail, highway and maritime infrastructure projects to completion,” said Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal in a written statement. “During his first year as chairman, Bob made sure the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project remained a top priority, successfully navigating the final stages of federal approval for SHEP.”
Separately, Curtis Foltz, GPA’s executive director, also reported to the board that container trade in May increased year-over-year. The GPA moved 261,520 20-foot-equivalent units in May, up 1.9 percent compared with the same month last year.
“In three out of the last four months, our container volume has grown in the range of 5,000 to 10,000 TEUs each month,” Foltz said.