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UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

One in 11 Peach State jobs – across all regions – related to Savannah, Brunswick ports

Brunswick, Ga. – March 26, 2018 – Georgia’s ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA’s Terry College of Business. 

The Georgia Ports Authority board reviewed the study’s findings at its meeting Monday. The latest figure is based on Fiscal Year 2017 impacts, and represents an increase of 70,000 jobs (up 19 percent) compared to the previous report covering FY2014. Georgia ports now account for 9 percent of total state employment, or one out of 11 jobs. Personal income derived from port-supported jobs totaled $25 billion statewide in FY2017. 

Monday, March 26, 2018/Number of views (2315)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Deal: Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on schedule, reaches crucial milestone

Deal: Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on schedule, reaches crucial milestone

Completion of outer harbor dredging marks SHEP midpoint

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed outer harbor dredging at the Port of Savannah, marking the midpoint of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Number of views (1948)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA: 10M-TEU capacity in 10 years

GPA: 10M-TEU capacity in 10 years

Savannah Harbor deepening reaching midway point

At the 50th annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Monday, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reviewed the strategic plan for Georgia's ports that will allow for 10 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, 1 million rail lifts, and more than 1 million auto and machinery units per year.
 
"Georgia is home to both the single largest container and roll-on/roll-off facilities in North America," Lynch said. "Our goal is to maximize capacity, create jobs and reduce impact on our local communities."
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From Griff Lynch: GPA's 2018 Outlook

From Griff Lynch: GPA's 2018 Outlook

On behalf of the Georgia Ports Authority, I wanted to take a moment to send you our best wishes for a happy holiday and prosperous New Year, share our most recent results, and give you GPA's outlook for 2018.
Monday, December 18, 2017/Number of views (2183)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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GPA approves projects to expand rail, gate capacity

GPA approves projects to expand rail, gate capacity

Container, breakbulk and auto volumes climb

On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, an all-time record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at GPA’s Garden City Terminal – the single largest container terminal in all of North America.
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