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Georgia Opens Second Inland Port

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, center, cuts the ribbon opening the Appalachian Regional Port near Chatsworth, Ga., on Aug. 22. (Georgia Ports Authority)

The newest inland port in the United States is now open in northwestern Georgia. The new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County is connected by rail to the Port of Savannah, and is expected to ease congestion at the port and reduce truck traffic on roadways by shifting the handoff of international shipping containers to an area with more space.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

TRIP Report Shows Georgia’s Infrastructure Funding Will Need Boost Despite Transportation Bill

Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)

Although Georgia’s most recent transportation funding bill has generated enough to finance some major future projects, it will not be able to keep pace with the state’s growing infrastructure and capacity needs, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2018
Government, Safety

Georgia DOT Proposes Trucks-Only Lanes Along I-75 Near Atlanta

Atlanta from I-75 I-75 near Atlanta by Doug Lambert/Flickr

Trucks moving through Atlanta, home to the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation, may find reprieve in the next decade with lanes dedicated solely to commercial motor vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Hubs and New Expansion Projects Coming to Savannah Port

Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record-breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 13, 2017

Oceans of Cargo Fueling Growth in Atlanta

Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton

If you live near Atlanta or other parts of the Southeast, chances are the shoes you bought from Amazon, the chandelier from Home Depot or the shower curtain from Wal-mart probably spent at least some of its life at a metro distribution center.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 31, 2017

Virginia, Georgia Ports Seek to Brainstorm How to Handle Bigger Ships, More Cargo

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

The anticipated arrival of larger container ships has led the Virginia Port Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority to try to put their heads together about how best to handle the logistical challenges on the horizon.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 1, 2017

Georgia Ports Have Best January Ever

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Georgia’s ports experienced their busiest month ever with double-digit growth across all business sectors, the Georgia Ports Authority said Feb. 24.

Terry Dickson | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
February 27, 2017
Government, Business

Georgia HOS Suspension Extended Through Weekend

Department of Transportation

In order to keep the supply of gas flowing in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal extended the suspension of HOS rules three more days through midnight on Sept. 26.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
Business, Government

Georgia Port Officials Defend Top Execs' Pay; Critics Call it Excessive

Former director Curtis Foltz via Georgia Port Authority

The past two directors of the Georgia Ports Authority will combine to earn $1 million in pension payments alone this year.

Dan Chapman | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 1, 2016
Business, Government

Georgia Ports' Chilled Imports Rise on Peruvian Produce

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Add juicy red grapes to the bounty of perishable Peruvian imports coming into Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, which boasts a refrigerated cargo infrastructure unmatched at any other East Coast port.

Mary Carr Mayle | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
March 18, 2016