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Monday, September 16, 2019

Georgia Ports Authority News

The Port of Savannah moved 300,671 twenty-foot equivalent container units in November. (Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen B. Morton)

GPA Marks 6.5% November Growth

Fueled by a strengthening export market and a busy peak holiday season, the Georgia Ports Authority reported for the month of November a 6.5 percent increase in total container traffic.   "Last month capped an active peak season, with November import and export cargo growing significantly," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.   The Port of Savannah moved 167,333 containers, an improvement of 10,210 over November 2015.   "An increasing demand for America's exports abroad and strong consumer confidence here at home are helping to boost cargo throughput,"

Ed McCarthy (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority Taps McCarthy as COO

The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new chief operating officer (COO), effective September 6.   At GPA, McCarthy will be responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of GPA's operations, while maintaining world-class operating standards. His direct reports include the directors of engineering and facilities maintenance; information technology; equipment maintenance and crane and ship operations; container operations; breakbulk and bulk operations; and the director of protective services, as well as the senior director of strategic operations and

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

President - Global Logistics, Hasbro Inc. 13. Jim Kruse, Director, Center for Ports & Waterways, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 14. Gary LaGrange, President & Chief Executive Officer, Port of New Orleans 15. Griff Lynch, Chief Operating Officer/Incoming Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority 16. Jim Pelliccio, President & CEO, Port Newark Container Terminal 17. William Pennella, Vice-Chairman and Executive Vice President, Crowley Maritime Corporation 18. Torey Presti, President, National Shipping Agencies, Inc. 19. Jonathan Rosenthal, Principal, Saybrook Corporate Opportunity

Congressman Buddy Carter presents outgoing GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz (left) with a U.S. flag that has flown over the capitol in Washington D.C. Carter recognized Foltz' service to the state of Georgia during his final board meeting before stepping down June 30. (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

Allgood to Lead Georgia Ports Authority Board

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James L. Allgood as chairman.   "With more than 40 years experience as a business leader, Jimmy Allgood provides the insight and leadership skills necessary to continue GPA's progress toward a prosperous future," said outgoing Chairman James Walters.   Allgood, who served as vice chairman for two years, will assume his new responsibilities July 1.   “With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we're making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we're

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority   Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.   The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.   “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the

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