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Georgia Ports expect 30-40% drop in imports due to coronavirus impact

Trucks being loaded with overhead cranes dropping containers onto their backs

PortandTerminal.com, February 27, 2020 SAVANNAH, GA – Shipments into the Georgia state’s ports are expected to drop up to 40% in March and April, according to projections by the agency that manages that traffic. Cuts and closures in Chinese production since the outbreak of the virus about six weeks ago has not yet been felt here, but that is about to change, …

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$ Who makes what at Georgia Ports Authority?

PortandTerminal.com, September 25, 2019 SAVANNAH, GA – Interested in working at the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)? Here’s a quick snapshot of what people earn there. The average salary at GPA for the 1,365 salaried employees there is $87,069 (Source: http://www.open.georgia.gov/). That’s about 28% more than the median income in the State of Georgia overall, so it’s a pretty good gig. …

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Port of Savannah on a roll with good news

Photo of container cranes and containers at the Port of Savannah

PortandTerminal.com, July 30, 2019 SAVANNAH, GA – The Port of Savannah has had a string of good news announcements lately. Georgia Ports announced today that the Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs, or 7.3 percent.  “Our ports are firing …

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Georgia ports chief warns Chinese tariffs could cost state millions

PortandTerminal.com, June 25, 2019 The White House is currently considering whether to add ship-to-shore cranes to its fourth batch of Chinese tariffs. WASHINGTON  — Griff Lynch, Executive Director at Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is warning that the Trump administration’s latest round of proposed Chinese tariffs could cost the state’s ports almost $18 million. The White House is currently considering whether to add …

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$973 million harbor expansion project needs oxygen to survive

PortandTerminal.com, February 25, 2019 SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Army Corps of Engineers has finished the first of two large oxygen-injection stations on the Savannah river in Georgia. The machines are the agency’s $100 million solution to help fish breathe along a 27-mile (43-kilometre) stretch linking the Port of Savannah to the Atlantic Ocean. Otherwise, the waterway is expected to lose …

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