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Connecting Georgia to the world as the pace of trade increases

Connecting Georgia to the world as the pace of trade increases

By Ryan Macdonald, GPA Manager of Strategic Operations and Planning

The GPA has developed and is in the process of implementing a new transportation initiative.  It is a multimodal operating plan that takes into consideration the port’s statewide logistics obligation, as well as a more recent role, which has evolved over the past couple of decades, of becoming a strategic international gateway for our entire country.


Monday, June 12, 2017/Number of views (2149)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Electric Cranes approved for use at Appalachian Regional Port

Electric Cranes approved for use at Appalachian Regional Port

Clean-running machines cut fuel consumption, contribute to sustainable operations

The Georgia Ports Authority Board on May 22 approved the purchase of three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes for the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Ga. 

The decision to install eRTGs in Chatsworth continues a transition begun at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. GPA’s initial eRTG project was the first installation of its kind at a port in North America. Electric RTGs virtually eliminate emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter compared to diesel-powered RTGs.  Through efforts such as electrifying ship-to-shore cranes and refrigerated container racks, the Port of Savannah avoids the use of more than 5.4 million gallons of diesel annually.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Number of views (1885)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Georgia Ports Authority, WTOC-TV honor Top Teachers

Georgia Ports Authority, WTOC-TV honor Top Teachers

Educators from more than 50 schools celebrated at annual luncheon

The Georgia Ports Authority and WTOC-TV Top Teacher Award was established to recognize those in area classrooms who clearly demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.

The nominations for 2017 Top Teacher were collected from more than 50 schools, from kindergarten through 12th-grade classes, in 22 counties.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Number of views (1363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA, Port of Shimizu honor young artists

GPA, Port of Shimizu honor young artists

Local students win awards

Students at the Isle of Hope School were honored May 16 for their award-winning submissions to an art contest coordinated by the Georgia Ports Authority and the Port of Shimizu, Japan.

For the past seven years, Isle of Hope students have entered themed art projects into the competition. In-school coordinator and art teacher Magen Peigelbeck said this year’s projects focus on Japanese culture and things found in the Savannah community, such as ocean life.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Number of views (1445)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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From Griff Lynch: Harbor deepening update

From Griff Lynch: Harbor deepening update

Making progress in Savannah, Brunswick

Dear Friends and colleagues:

I wanted to take a moment to let you know about some recent developments regarding both the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and the Brunswick Harbor maintenance effort.

Currently, the Savannah River entrance channel deepening is approximately 60 percent complete. 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. At present, the Port of Savannah is serving vessels up to 10,700 TEUs, and is expected to handle a 13,000 TEU vessel in May.

Friday, April 7, 2017/Number of views (3420)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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