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  • 29 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered four more Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes from Konecranes for the Port of Savannah, Georgia. The crane purchases, along with the ongoing Savannah Harbor deepening, anticipate the opening of an expanded Panama Canal, set for this year. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will deepen the Savannah Harbor federal shipping […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved record container volumes in 2015, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported to the GPA board today. Over the last calendar year, the Port of Savannah moved an all-time high 3.73 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 391,356 TEUs, or 11.7 percent compared to CY2014. “The expansion was fueled in […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director, Curtis Foltz addressed more than 1,300 attendees during the 2014 State of the Port address, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. and reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of strong growth at the GPA. “Record growth at our ports, […]

  • 28 January 2013

    The Georgia Ports Authority ended calendar year 2012 with a strong December, marking an 11.7 percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals, and a 21.8 percent increase in auto and machinery units compared to December 2011. “Our total volume of 2.27 million tons puts December among the top 10 months on record and the […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Georgia Ports Authority on Friday unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation. The new technology reduces fuel consumption by an estimated 95 percent. “This transition to electrified RTGs is an important milestone for the […]

  • 24 January 2012

    Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick experienced record volumes in calendar year 2011 and handled 26.1 million tons of cargo, an additional 1.1 million tons, or a 4.3 percent increase. In Savannah, the Authority handled a record 2.95 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEUs) containers, an […]

  • 29 July 2011

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU, renewable for five years, was first signed in July 2003 and aims to unify efforts to encourage mutual economic benefits. “Considering the […]

  • 26 January 2011

    Leaders from the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and Lowcountry Economic Alliance (LEA) signed a joint resolution today recognizing that maintaining strong port capacity and deepening both the Savannah and Charleston harbors are critical to the economic health of both the State of Georgia and the State of South Carolina. Additionally, […]

  • 30 October 2012

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce will host its 4th Annual State of the Ports luncheon tomorrow. Doors open at 11:30 am at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. With Georgia’s ports being tremendous economic powerhouses, the luncheon will feature a conversation with Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Ports Authority Director Curtis Foltz, and Steve Larson, Vice President, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Three U.S. East Coast port directors will come together for a roundtable discussion on March 24 at JAXPORT’s 2015 Logistics & Intermodal Conference. JAXPORT’s CEO Brian Taylor will be joined by Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority and Paul Cozza, CEO, North Carolina State Ports Authority for a candid conversation about common issues facing […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) begins, the University of Georgia and Georgia Sea Grant are poised to help coastal residents adapt to changes that are expected to bring additional jobs and prosperity to their communities. “Most of the regional attention to the Savannah Harbor deepening has focused on the ecological effects […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that cuts bureaucratic red tape, expedites infrastructure projects, and eliminates billions in idled projects around the country. The Water Resources Reform and Development act also clears the way for Georgia’s number on economic development initiative: the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. “This is a huge win not […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    President Obama called for investing in JAXPORT’s deepening project on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Aug. 6. Building on the theme of his July 25 remarks at the JAXPORT cruise terminal, the president again highlighted the importance of the nation’s ports in helping to grow the U.S. economy and directly mentioned efforts […]

  • 1 March 2013

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has been named the ranking Republican for the Senate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness within the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The trade subcommittee handles a wide range of issues relevant to trade and U.S. competitiveness in world business — both of which are key issues for […]

  • 21 December 2012

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has issued final versions of two reports and a response to recent public comments on results of a large-scale sediment sampling study in Port Angeles Harbor. Ecology began the study in 2008 as part of the state’s Puget Sound Initiative to restore the Sound’s health by 2020. Ecology finalized […]

  • 15 May 2012

    APM Terminals has announced that it will invest more than US$100 million to increase the capacity of the Poti Port over the next three years, Port Technology reports. The plans include the build of both new container and bulk cargo facilities and the deepening of the port’s harbor. This expansion will increase Poti’s capacity by […]

  • 11 May 2012

    APM Terminals’ European Director of Port Investments and Projects Michiel Ybema proposed a systematic approach to analyzing and enhancing container port productivity on the Sea of Marmara at the 4th Annual Port Financial International Black Sea Conference held in Istanbul recently. The Sea of Marmara lies between the Aegean and Black Seas astride an increasingly […]

  • 27 April 2012

    As RBC reports, the Republic of Georgia has unveiled its plans for a new Batumi port. Royal Caribbean is expected to complete the port design in September 2012 and the construction will begin a month later. This project includes dredging of the harbor and overhaul of the existing Port of Batumi. The both ports will […]

  • 15 March 2012

    An agreement between two ports of Falmouth on opposite sides of the world got the royal seal of approval from Prince Harry during his recent tour of the Caribbean. Falmouth, Jamaica and Falmouth, Cornwall have entered into a sister port relationship to promote good will and friendship with each other. The agreement was formally signed […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its annual Review of Maritime Transport report for 2011 in December, observing that the share of developing countries’ GDP in overall global economic output has jumped from 17% in 1980 to over 28% by 2010, with the growth trend projected to continue. The report also […]

  • 21 December 2011

    The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board yesterday said deepening of the Savannah River up to the future Jasper Ocean Terminal should be an alternative to the currently proposed deepening project. Until that happens, it has suspended future funding related to the Jasper Ocean Terminal and set out a path for the two states to […]

  • 26 May 2011

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are heading to Washington to lobby for more funds to deepen Savannah’s port… (wjbf) [mappress] Source: wjbf, May 26, 2011;

  • 19 April 2011

    In line with APM Terminals investment strategy in high growth markets, the company has announced the acquisition of an 80% share in Poti Sea Port, which is located on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. The shares have been bought from Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) of the United Arab Emirates. Strategically‐located, Poti Sea Port is the largest port […]

  • 16 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 10-16, 2020).   Creating Dredging Capacity in Southern Africa Subtech and Royal IHC are taking an important step in the development of dredging capacity in southern Africa.   VIDEO: Spotlight on Dubai Harbor Masterplan Just a stone’s throw from […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Representative Buddy Carter and the Georgia Ports Authority have applauded President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track. The Administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Col. Daniel Hibner, commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has announced that deepening work for the inner portion of the Savannah harbor is officially underway. This initiates the final construction phase of the 20-year effort to deepen the third busiest container port in the United States. “The Savannah Harbor Expansion project […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is on schedule for completion in late 2021, reports Georgia Ports Authority. “The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to have the most successful year in its history, on a number of fronts,” said GPA Board Chairman Jimmy Allgood. “Record growth in trade, teamwork and a strong relationship with our local […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) last week received formal acceptance of its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) dredging operations which removed over 12 million cubic yards of soil during the deepening of the 20 mile long offshore entrance channel of the Port of Savannah. Under the USACE Savannah District’s contract, GLDD completed the […]