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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 (2562)/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 (2215)/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 (1897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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World Distribution Services Expands Warehouse Network in Savannah

World Distribution Services Expands Warehouse Network in Savannah

Proximity to port allows for quick freight turnaround times

World Distribution Services has added to its warehousing footprint in the U.S. with a new development in Savannah.

“We look forward to elevating our service offerings through our expansion in this market,” says WDS Vice President, John Morrow. “This facility exhibits many exciting features such as: 100,000 square feet, 12 dock doors, 28’ clear height, expansive trailer parking and easy access to all major freeways. Our proximity to port allows for quick freight turnaround times and the ability to meet last minute export shipments.”

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Number of views (1870)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Liberty Global adds Brunswick service

Liberty Global adds Brunswick service

Liberty Global Logistics has announced a new export service via the Port of Brunswick for general cargo destined to the Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea and Persian Gulf.

A U.S.-based, multi-modal transportation and logistics company with two American-flagged vessels, Liberty Global Logistics has been calling Colonel’s Island at the Port of Brunswick for several years to discharge Hyundai and Kia vehicles. In previous calls, its vessels were chartered to Glovis.

Monday, August 22, 2016/Number of views (2046)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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