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  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal yesterday announced the transfer of $4 million from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to fund critical and urgent restoration needs on Jekyll Island. “Due to Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, there is an immediate need for the rehabilitation of the rock revetment and restoration […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Nathan Deal said that he wants to see dredging get underway this year on the long-sought deepening of the Port of Savannah’s shipping channel. “This general assembly has already made changes to funding formulas so that interstate projects and freight corridors will be prioritized,” Deal said to the state lawmakers in his State of […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States announced receipt of an award of a $122 million contract for deepening of the Miami Harbor. Dredging on this project is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter and will deepen the Port of Miami channel to minus 50 […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law House Bill 202, the congressional district balancing bill, and Senate Bill 70, the Design Build “best value” bill, at the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. HB 202 waives the requirement to balance funds by congressional districts for all interstate improvements, certain freight corridor projects and projects of regional […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Released yesterday, President Obama’s budget proposal allots $1.28 million to the Savannah Harbor Deepening Project. “This amount certainly falls far short of what we were hoping for, particularly considering the time pressures we face on this project and the 5-to-1 return on investment our nation will begin to receive once this is completed,” Georgia Governor […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that as part of his FY2014 budget proposal, he will seek an additional $50 million in funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project at the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting. “I am committed to allocating funds and time to this pivotal link in our logistics network,”said Deal. “Expanding the Savannah Harbor […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    At the Savannah State of the Port event yesterday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch presented details of GPA’s 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity of the nation’s fastest growing terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 8 million. “We’re preparing to redefine the Port of Savannah as not simply the load […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal, released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal last week, allocating $35 million in additional support for the Port of Savannah deepening, for a total of $301 million in state funds. “We’d like to thank the governor and General Assembly for their full and complete support of the state share of the […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Savannah River entrance channel deepening is approximately 60 percent complete, Griffith V. Lynch, the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), said in the latest project update. In the near future, this portion of the project will benefit ship traffic by opening a wider tidal window and greater scheduling flexibility for neo-Panamax vessels. […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, today called the expansion of the Panama Canal an “historic moment” as the first vessels began transiting the canal’s massive new locks Sunday. A delegation of Georgia officials, led by Georgia Ports Authority chairman Jimmy Allgood, traveled to the opening ceremony in Panama. “The completion of the Panama Canal […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected James L. Allgood as new chairman. Allgood, who will assume his new responsibilities July 1, is replacing outgoing chairman James Walters. “With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we’re making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we’re building in […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    The Georgia and South Carolina Ports Authorities have just signed a new joint venture agreement that provides the necessary framework for the two states to work cooperatively toward the development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT). The updated agreement governs the permitting and planning process for the JOT, including the development of terminal design and […]

  • 2 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Progress on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, known as SHEP, shifts into high gear as four major milestones are reached in the first week of August. The Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday, July 31st, awarded the contract for the Dissolved Oxygen Injection System to CDM Constructors Inc. (CDM Smith) of Maitland, […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. Appointed to the GPA board by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012, Walters just completed his first one-year term as chairman, having previously served as vice chairman. “At a time of unprecedented growth and the […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday, for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. “The SHEP will create economic opportunity not only across Georgia, but throughout the Southeast,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “We’re grateful for our federal partners and their […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following the award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from approximately Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Dredging the […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage. “Our deepwater ports are powerful economic engines for the state of Georgia and the nation,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “GPA’s great performance over the […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    On the heels of a state-federal agreement allowing the Savannah Harbor deepening to begin, the GPA has posted nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic for the first quarter of the fiscal year. “September’s outstanding cargo volume continued a trend of double-digit growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Important investments in infrastructure, including the […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Deepening the Savannah harbor is one step closer, with officials from the Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia contract signing of a Project Partnership Agreement scheduled for Oct. 8. The signing of the PPA allows the Corps of Engineers to accept bids for the first contracts to be awarded under the $706 million Savannah […]

  • 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, […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014. “The board and staff of the Georgia Ports Authority are to be commended for their outstanding achievements this year,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. Appointed to the GPA board by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012, Walters previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James L. “Jimmy” Allgood, while A.J. “Joe” Hopkins III will serve as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Senate’s passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The House passed identical legislation on Tuesday. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz called the bill’s passage a critical milestone. “This action is an […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Nathan Deal yesterday hailed the U.S. House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as a “critical victory” in the effort to deepen the Savannah Harbor, Georgia’s No. 1 economic development project. Senate and White House approval of this bipartisan legislation is expected to follow soon. “This landmark legislation will update an […]