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Ocean Link Opens Eatonton Warehouse

Ocean Link Opens Eatonton Warehouse

Ocean Link, Inc. has announced the opening of a new warehouse in Eatonton, Georgia. The new facility is the sixth warehouse in the Southeastern United States for Ocean Link which also operates in Savannah, Pooler and Garden City, Georgia---and now Eatonton.

 This new warehouse will allow Ocean Link to better service its Middle and North Georgia customers by providing shorter shipping times as well as increasing inventory and product availability to all customers.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Number of views (3047)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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GPA growing capacity, markets through rail

GPA growing capacity, markets through rail

From Executive Director Griff Lynch

At the Georgia Ports Authority, we are expanding our intermodal rail services to better accommodate our expanding customer base, with a new effort we call the Mid-American Arc.

As the westernmost major hub port on the U.S. East Coast,hosting more weekly vessel calls than any port in the South Atlantic region, Savannah is perfectly situated to expand its services to Mid-American Arc cities, ranging from Atlanta to Memphis,St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Number of views (3828)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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John S. James Co. celebrates 75th year

John S. James Co. celebrates 75th year

The John S. James Company, founded in Savannah, is celebrating its 75th year of operation.

John Sullivan James left school after the eighth grade for the shipping industry in 1924. He worked for several companies before settling with Strachan Shipping – from which he eventually struck out on his own.

 

At that time, logistics was a one-stop shop: Shipping companies represented their own vessels, as well as handling customs brokerage and freight forwarding for cargo owners. But that led to a potential conflict of interest. In the event of damaged freight, the shipping line could end up representing its own interests and that of the cargo owner.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016/Number of views (3162)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Global Commerce generates $4.4B in investments in Georgia

Global Commerce generates $4.4B in investments in Georgia

The Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) helped create a total of 25,341 new jobs and generate $4.4 billion in investment during FY 16. This growth is a result of the expansion or relocation by 365 companies spanning every region of the state.
Friday, October 28, 2016/Number of views (2852)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Update from Griff Lynch

Update from Griff Lynch

GPA going strong after Hurricane Matthew

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I wanted to take a moment to speak directly to you about your concerns regarding port safety and operational updates during and after Hurricane Matthew.

Words cannot describe the pride I have in the GPA Team, our ILA partners and the Savannah River Pilots. As I'm sure you are aware, many were impacted by this storm and everyone has their personal story of how it disrupted lives, but this did not stop our maritime community. Hundreds of employees in Brunswick and Savannah were on our terminals the day after the storm restoring power, working with emergency responders and testing systems to ensure we could serve our customers safely and efficiently.

Monday, October 17, 2016/Number of views (2439)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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