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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature. Along with previous funding, Georgia has now allocated $266 million, fulfilling the state’s portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). “Lawmakers across Georgia recognize that improving the […]

  • 17 February 2012

      Caterpillar Inc. announced today it has selected land near Athens, Georgia, as the location for a new facility that will build small tracktype tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. The state-of-the-art, one-million-square-footfacility is expected to directly employ 1,400 people once it is fully operational. The total investment for opening the new facility will be about […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2013

    After touring the Port of Savannah Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Congressman Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour. “I appreciate […]

  • 22 March 2013

    In a visit to the Port of Savannah, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy described progress on the canal expansion, and heard the latest news on deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet. “With the historic expansion of the Panama Canal nearing completion, I applaud Georgia for making the improvement of its port infrastructure […]

  • 25 April 2012

      Georgia Governor Nathan Deal visited the Port of Savannah Tuesday to mark the passage of the state budget, including an additional $46.7 million to help pay for the Savannah Harbor deepening. The new money, passed by the General Assembly as part of the Governor’s FY2013 budget request, brings the total of dedicated state dollars […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. “The released study clearly shows that the deepening of the Savannah port will produce powerful economic […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2013

    The Georgia Ports Authority marked record volumes for fiscal year 2013 in total tonnage, bulk cargo, total auto-machinery units, and freight moved by intermodal rail. “Our deepwater ports provide vital support to our agricultural, forestry and manufacturing sectors,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Because American-made goods are able to reach the global market efficiently through […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    A $14.7 million investment in the Georgia Ports Authority’s Brunswick facilities has significantly increased capacity, driving tremendous expansion in the Port of Brunswick’s auto-machinery and biomass fuel trades. “Anticipating growth in the roll-on/roll-off market and in Georgia’s renewable fuel exports, the GPA board made strategic investments that allowed Brunswick to take advantage of rapidly rising […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in an order that dismissed the federal litigation pending against the proposed deepening of the harbor channel. “We appreciate the patience and persistence of former Congressman Spratt and federal Magistrate Hendricks who […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    In his State of the Port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported record cargo volumes, an influx of new business, and more than 1 million square feet of distribution center space leased or developed. “Not only did the ports authority achieve strong growth across major segments of our business, but the private […]