Tue., May 21, 2013 9:00am
Georgia Ports Authority officials say a record 2.4 million tons of cargo moved through the state's ports in April. Officials say April's record is an increase of about 108,530 tons over the same time period last year. In a release Monday, GPA officials said the state's ports also saw a 4 percent increase in container traffic in April.
Fri., April 26, 2013 9:57am
The Georgia Ports Authority is making an Arbor Day promise to protect some ancient live oak trees at the site of one of America's busiest shipping terminals. Officials at the Port of Savannah planned Friday to place a plaque at the foot of one of the oaks — a tree one expert has estimated is more than 360 years old.
Fri., December 28, 2012 1:03pm
The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance have agreed to extend their current contract for 30 days, averting a looming dockworker strike Saturday at midnight.
Tue., December 25, 2012 1:00pm
Federal mediators hope to avoid a walkout by thousands of East and Gulf Coast dockworkers including those at the port of Savannah.
Fri., December 21, 2012 5:01pm
The executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority says it is looking more likely that there will be a longshoremen’s strike against 15 ports along the east coast. That could have a ripple effect on businesses across the state.
Tue., November 20, 2012 8:28am
Governor Nathan Deal said Monday he will be proposing more state money to help pay for the deepening of the Savannah port. Deal told the Georgia Ports Authority he plans to include an additional $50 million in his budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in July.
Fri., October 19, 2012 2:00pm
Two new refrigerated warehouses are promising to lower shipping costs for Georgia poultry exporters. The Port of Savannah in a few months will welcome two new cold storage facilities locating nearby. The freezers are important for Georgia's $13 billion poultry industry.
Tue., October 9, 2012 9:00am
The Georgia Ports Authority says the state’s shipping terminals in Savannah and Brunswick are off to a promising start in the new fiscal year that started July 1. Overall tonnage of cargo moving through Savannah and Brunswick was up 5.6 percent to more than 4.5 million tons of imports and exports during the same two months.
Fri., September 14, 2012 7:26am
The Georgia Ports Authority said Thursday business was up across the board last month at its shipping terminals in Savannah and Brunswick. The state agency said the ports moved 13 percent more cargo from the same month a year ago.
Thu., September 6, 2012 4:14pm
Federal negotiators have announced a new set of talks between shipping companies and dock workers along east coast ports, after they broke down last month. The conflict included disagreements with overtime rules and royalty payments.