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  • 19 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      DP World, UAE Region has won the prestigious Container Terminal Operator Award for a third consecutive year at the annual Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards last night. The leading regional marine terminal operator’s all-round operational excellence, throughput performance, efficient automation systems and other sustainable value added services delivered at its terminal facilities […]

  • 1 April 2012

    Caterpillar Logistics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. has announced further enhancements to its parts distribution network with the addition of a new parts distribution center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The 500,000-square-foot facility will employ up to 150 people and is expected to be operational mid-2013. The capital city, San Luis Potosi, […]

  • 3 April 2014

    14 members of the Georgia House delegation sent a letter to Congressman Mike Simpson, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, outlining their priorities for the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The letter requests that the Committee support federal funding for the Savanah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). “The […]

  • 17 May 2012

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the release of the study “The Economic Impact of Georgia’s Deepwater Ports” by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA’s Terry College of Business. According to the fiscal year 2011 study, Georgia’s deepwater ports support 352,146 full- and part-time jobs across the state, up from 295,422 found in a […]

  • 15 February 2012

      Savannah’s delegation to the United States Congress applauded the announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will direct an additional $2.5 million toward the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The funding, which will go directly toward project construction, comes from a general fund provided by Congress for the Corps’ ongoing work and is in […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    During a ceremony in Atlanta, EPA Region 4 and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) marked the renewal of Clemson University’s Center of Excellence for Watershed Management (Center). Representatives from EPA, DHEC and Clemson University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewing the Center for another 5 years. There are 10 […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port St. Joe Port Authority announced that it has a signed Letter of Intent (LOI) with Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation expressing an interest in transporting materials via the Port and the Apalachicola Northern Railway (AN Railway) provided that the port channel is dredged and improvements are completed to the railway. This marks the […]

  • 26 June 2012

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 by Governor Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson […]

  • 14 February 2012

    The President’s fiscal year 2013 Civil Works budget released yesterday included $2.8 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). “The funding announced today, along with more than $180 million in state funds that have either been committed or budgeted, will allow this project to stay on track,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We plan […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With the president Obama’s signing today of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction. “With today’s action, SHEP has officially received a green light,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “This project is the result of an open and collaborative […]

  • 25 November 2013

    At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported that the GPA achieved record volumes and added additional customer accounts in October. “Strong growth, new customer accounts and additional harbor deepening funding announced this month are all positive signs that Georgia’s ports are moving in the right direction,” said Foltz. Georgia […]

  • 10 April 2012

      U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston met with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg for a briefing and tour of the Port of Savannah Monday. “One of the core missions of the FDA is to ensure that the food on our dinner tables and in our school cafeterias is safe to eat,” Kingston said. “That effort includes keeping […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Through a partnership with the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), an Army Corp dredged rock is now deployed on one of New York’s reef sites providing benefits to habitat, the environment, divers and fishermen, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday. The ACOE and its […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has received final approval for its harbour deepening, which will allow the Port of Savannah to more efficiently serve Post-Panamax vessels and lower shipping costs for containerised trade by $213 million a year. Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy issued the Record of Decision Oct. 26, […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz and Caterpillar Vice President Steve Larson gathered Tuesday for a panel discussion at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual State of the Port event in Atlanta. Leading their discussion was the weekend announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that Assistant Secretary […]

  • 22 February 2012

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss met yesterday with Acting U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank for a briefing on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and a tour of the Port of Savannah. “We’ve seen meaningful job growth over the last two years, but getting more Americans back to work means helping more […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other federal partners, announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations. In addition, […]

  • 1 March 2013

    Progress on a new inland port in Greer, South Carolina took a significant step forward today, as more than 200 port users, stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials came together to break ground at the site. The South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) will extend the reach of the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) marine facilities […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) rang the changes with its Forum this year, which took place at Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 7 November 2013. Following WODCON XX held between 3 and 7 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium, and including some 100 technical presentations CEDA saw its presence at Europort 2013 as the perfect […]

  • 12 April 2012

    After 15 years of study, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it had released the final documents for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) for review by state and federal agencies and the general public. Following the report, some officials made these comments: Rick Gabrielson, Director of International Transportation, Target and […]