Update from Griff Lynch


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 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. 

Thanks to the phenomenal efforts from countless individuals including service providers, port stakeholders, first responders and especially Gov. Nathan Deal and his staff, Georgia's ports were fully operational by Tuesday, Oct. 11 and the Savannah River channel opened Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Hurricane Matthew demonstrated the ability of our team to rise to the occasion and showcased the incredible resiliency of our ports to efficiently handle large volumes in challenging circumstances.