Georgia Ports Authority was set up in 1945-now operates 4 ports / facilities and has about 1,000 employees. Container traffic is up to 3 million TEUs in 2012 with a constant growth pattern – the largest container port on East Coast and second in USA only to Los Angeles. Importantly the ratio of export to import containers is 53% to 47% which means a good balance in reuse of containers in and out.
Brunswick : Colonel’s Island is booming with import of cars 64,000 pa. Mercedes, VW, BMW, Porsche, Maserati.
Bainbridge : Fertilizer and Inland terminal.
Columbus : Fuel distribution facility
Codele : Intermodal facility – privately owned but served by shuttle train twice/week shortly to go to three times.
EAS members should register as vendors on the Purchasing page at www.gaports.com. Planned capital expenditure is $90 million .
Harbour Deepening Project occupies Jamie’s time these days $652 million awaiting the Water Resource Development Act in Congress to be voted in September. GPA is ready and signs are hopeful.