The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has completed the initial employee enrollment process for the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The federally mandated TWIC requirement created by the Department of Homeland Security is a common identification credential for individuals requiring unescorted access to secure or restricted areas of seaports. The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) opened the TWIC Enrollment Center in Savannah, Ga. in November 2007. Since November, the GPA has enrolled all of its employees in Savannah and Brunswick. “The cooperation of all port users is required to ensure the program’s successful implementation in Georgia,” said GPA’s Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. Applicants are required to visit the Enrollment Center located at 5214 Augusta Road in Garden City, Ga. Each applicant is required to provide biographic information, sign a disclosure form, provide a complete set of fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph, provide the necessary identity verification documents and pay an enrollment fee of $132.50. The credential is valid for five years.
Doug Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced at a meeting of the Board of the Directors today that the Port of Savannah had attained another month of impressive container growth. "GPA is simultaneously gaining market share while growing container capacity," said Marchand. "While April results represent a 36.6 percent increase in TEUs over last year, even more impressive is that we have sustained record growth all year long."
The International Maritime Hall of Fame announced recently the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will be honored as one of its newest members on May 13, 2009, at the United Nations in New York City. The International Maritime Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 and recognizes maritime visionaries, who, through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade group representing port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 22 seaports to be recognized for exemplary projects, programs and initiatives at its annual awards event later this summer. The awards, for achievements in facilities engineering, environmental improvement, information technology and communications, will be presented to winning ports at a Sept
Georgia Tech Professional Education offers Transportation & Distribution Course in Savannah to address changes in the container shipping industry. Georgia Tech Professional Education will offer a Transportation and Distribution Planning and Management (LOG 3120 ) course October 2-4, 2012 at Georgia Tech-Savannah that will focus on the many issues and developments affecting the trade and container shipping industry.
Hornbeck Offshore Services has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Hornbeck Offshore plans to use the net proceeds to the Company from the proposed offering to fund a portion of the costs of the construction of ocean-going, double-hulled tank barges, the retrofit of certain existing vessels, possible future acquisitions or additional new vessel construction
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed an historic agreement recently that will allow both port systems to jointly promote all-water shipping routes between Asia and the Port of Savannah. "China's economy continues to fuel world trade among all nations and in doing so is growing a new domestic market of its own for the world economies to service via exports to China," said Doug J. Marchand, GPA's Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority’s expanded Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is open for business, with improvements cutting round-trip Norfolk Southern train movements to Atlanta by six hours. “These improvements allow Norfolk Southern to offer an efficient, competitive route to the large inland port just up the road – Atlanta,” said Jeffrey Heller, NS group vice president of international intermodal services.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the ports saw a growth rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of FY2012, moving 6.5 million tons of freight. Over the same period in FY2011, the port moved 6.2 million tons of cargo. Measured in twenty-foot equivalent units, the GPA’s container volumes saw growth of 3.7 percent. During the July through September period, the ports moved 770,190 TEUs, compared with 742,593 last year
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), in coordination with the Georgia Ports Authority, will host the seminar Communicating the Importance of Infrastructure Investment, June 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. Targeting public and government relations professionals throughout the freight transportation industry, the conference will focus on effectively communicating with policymakers, and those who influence policy
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) moved 2.4 million tons of cargo in April, a 4.7 percent increase – or 108,532 tons – over the same month a year ago. This figure was boosted by a strong performance in containers, bulk and Roll-on/Roll-off cargo.
Nordic Cold Storage announced the grand opening of the first phase of its storage and blast facility, located just minutes from the Port of Savannah. The site has over 200,000 square-feet of convertible temperature-controlled storage space and is capable of blasting more than 10 million
The $50 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature. Along with previous funding, Georgia has allocated $231.1 million toward the state’s portion of the Savannah
In a visit to the Port of Savannah, Panama’s Minister for Canal Affairs Roberto Roy described progress on the canal expansion and heard the latest news on deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet. “With the historic expansion of the Panama Canal nearing completion
The Toyota Venza, built in Georgetown, Ky., will be exported to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, Ga. The Georgia Ports Authority will move approximately 5,000 vehicles for Toyota per year. Toyota announced it will begin exporting U.S
Part of regional boom in third-party logistics providers. Matson Logistics, a leading provider of multimodal transportation, warehousing, and distribution services throughout North America, has established new distribution center space in Savannah.
Logistics industry leaders detail important shifts in sustainable practices at the recent 2013 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC). From major retailers to trucking and shipping, the companies represented at the 45th annual GFTC, are making major strides in emissions control
Double-digit growth in total tonnage, auto/machinery units. The Georgia Ports Authority ended calendar year 2012 with a strong December, marking an 11.7 percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals, and a 21.8 percent increase in auto and machinery units compared to December 2011.
The Georgia Ports Authority unveils four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), claiming to be the first to introduce this type of crane in N. America. “This transition to electrified RTGs is an important milestone for the GPA and our industry
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that as part of his FY2014 budget proposal, he will seek an additional $50 million in funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project at the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting. “I am committed to allocating funds and time to this pivotal link
Panama Canal Expansion Impacts The assumption that trade conditions and infrastructure will drive future transportation changes will be the overriding theme at the sixth annual American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) “Shifting International Trade Routes” workshop in
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has received final approval for its harbor deepening, which will allow the Port of Savannah to more efficiently serve Post-Panamax vessels and lower shipping costs for containerized trade by $213 million a year.
Double-digit growth in TEUs, autos The Georgia Ports Authority has announced that the authority posted increases across all reporting categories for the first two months of fiscal year 2013. At its Oct. 8 meeting, the GPA board heard a report from Executive Director Curtis Foltz
GPA posts double-digit growth for August; Total tonnage up 13 percent The Georgia Ports Authority saw a strong August, with increased business across all categories, both month-over-month and fiscal year to date. Totals for all terminals hit 2.3 million tons, up 13 percent on the month
Port of Savannah reports that container volume fell 4.2 per cent to 248,886 TEU in April 2012, while RoRo volumes rose at Port of Brunswick The Port of Savannah, long the US east coast star for Asian imports, posted a 4.2 per cent decline in container volume in April year on year to 248,886 TEU