Claims against the Authority for property damage only and do not involve bodily injury, may be filed directly with the Authority as follows:
|Georgia Ports Authority|
|Attn: Risk Management Department|
|P.O. Box 2406 Savannah, GA 31402|
|Phone: 912-966-3612 Fax: 912-966-3609 Web site: https://gaports.com/departments/riskmanagement/|
The Authority may, in its discretion, internally adjust and resolve property damage claims that are $5,000.00 or less and do not involve bodily injury. In addition to the Risk Management Division of the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, the Authority has designated the GPA Risk Management Office to which any notice of claim is to be delivered or mailed, in compliance with provisions of the Georgia Tort Claims Act (O.C.G.A. 50-21-20 et seq.). Due to document and data retention policies, any such property damage claim should be made within 30 days of the occurrence which caused the alleged damage or the claim may be automatically rejected by the Authority. Any property damage claim filed with the Authority must be supported by evidence of causation so that the Authority may properly investigate the claim. Any claim presented to the Authority without supporting evidence may be automatically rejected. The Authority does not waive any rights or defenses it may have under law, including but not limited to, sovereign or governmental immunity nor does this Marine Terminal Operator Schedule waive any rights or defenses available to the Authority under the Georgia Tort Claims Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-21-26). Further, any property damage claim that is not resolved by the Authority which the claimant wishes to pursue, and all other tort claims for damages presented to the Authority, must comply with the requirements of the Georgia Tort Claims Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-21-26).
Nothing in this Marine Terminal Operator Schedule shall be construed to waive or preempt any constitutional or statutory provision, requirement, or law that applies to the State of Georgia and its authorities. Additional information regarding claims against the Authority, including any necessary forms required, may be obtained on the Authority’s web, www.gaports.com, under Risk Management.