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Kudos to Anna Jane Arnsdorff for her fine…

Kudos to Anna Jane Arnsdorff for her fine leadership and the Propeller Club State of the Port committee for a superior job. It was the most attended State of the Port address ever!!!

2013 State of Port Address. Curtis Foltz…

2013 State of Port Address. Curtis Foltz reports:

Growth strategy:
Wider-Deeper-Stronger

2013 Record Year – more tonnage 27 million tons.

Record Automobiles up over 11% (637,000 units)
Rail intermodal moves 19% of cargo
TEUs down – uncertainty labor contracts led to 70,000 teus down (2.9 million teus)
Bulk cargo up 68% (2.5 million tons)

SE USA 44% of population
Top US East Coast Ports number of weekly calls:
NY/NJ 39
SAV 37
Norfolk 30
Charleston 24

88% increase cold storage
Number 1 USA port for USA reefer exports

Warehousing vacancy rate decreased 2.5%

352,146 jobs statewide / 42,856 (12.2%) Chatham / Bryan / Effingham counties

First Southeastern Port to have 3D crane simulator

New Mobile Command Center – provides secure operations continuity during a disaster

OceanTerminal – $5.5 million in infrastructure improvements

Road/Rail:
Mason ICTF expansion / NS 307 Overpass
CSX – $5 million track upgrade
Road – Garden City Terminal Beltway
Jimmy Deloach Connector / direct access from Garden City Terminal to – I 95
Brampton Rd. Connector / direct access from Garden City Terminal to – 516

Cordele Intermodal Services – 200 mi. Tracks directly to Garden City Terminal / jobs and trade opportunities for south / middle GA and southeastern AL.

Network GA – 6 GA logistics corridors / trade zones

SHEP-achieved “record of decision”
Challenges remaining:
Remaining state funding
Congress action
Federal Funding

Environmental
Sustainability:
Emissions Down
Use of Diesel Down
Energy consumption down – terminal light
Maintain Water Quality

It is a head scratching moment when a…

It is a head scratching moment when a marketing professional opens a respected trade journal and sees a leading and financially successful competitor in a client’s industry positioning their company as the client was advised to position their company two years ago! It is often a marketers biggest challenge to change the paradigm of a company from a follower mentality to a leader mentality.

Longwater & Company congratulates Alex…

Longwater & Company congratulates Alex Burnette, who is playing Roger in the Savannah Summer Theater Institute’s production of the broadway hit, “Rent”. Alex is the nephew of Anthony Waldrop, Longwater & Company’s New Media Director. We urge everyone in our community to attend one of the performances. Again, congratulations to Alex and all those participating in the Savannah Summer Theater Institute production.