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									2008 • VOLUME 48 • NO. 3




STRATEGIC
PARTNERSHIPS
FACILITATE TRADE
Suez Canal and Panama Canal Leaders Join with GPA
to Promote All-Water Access to Savannah
Secretary of Commerce Visits Savannah

Savannah-Shanghai Connection: Ports Launch E-tag Cargo Tracking Project
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In This Issue
2008 • Volume 48 • No. 3
GPA and Suez Canal Authority
Solidify Strategic Alliance.............................................................12
GPA and Panama Canal Authority
Extend Strategic Partnership ....................................................16




Port News
FY2008 Yields Growth for GPA ..........................................................................................................................8               ROBERT C. MORRIS
East Coast Maritime Conference: Tracking the Trades.............................................................................. 18                                   Editor
TWIC Timeline Announced for Savannah and Brunswick ...................................................................... 24
                                                                                                                                                                       AMY SHAFFER
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Expands its Savannah Operations .............................................. 38
                                                                                                                                                                       Managing Editor
GPA’s FY2006 Annual Report Wins Bronze Anvil Award........................................................................ 38
                                                                                                                                                                       JAMIE MCCURRY
                                                                                                                                                                       LEE BECKMANN
Trading Partners                                                                                                                                                       DANICA GRONE
The Savannah-Shanghai Connection................................................................................................................10                     JUDY WOLFE
Shanghai International Port Group: The Inner-Workings ..........................................................................11                                     Copy Editors
Analysis of Savannah Trade via the Suez Canal ..........................................................................................13
                                                                                                                                                                       JUDY WOLFE
Australian Leader Visits Port of Savannah ....................................................................................................21
                                                                                                                                                                       Advertising Associate


Economic Development
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez Visits Port of Savannah ..........................................................14
                                                                                                                                                                       gaports.com
Sec. Gutierrez Touts Trade Agreements ..........................................................................................................15

                                                                                                                                                                       The Georgia Ports Authority AnchorAge
Portfolio                                                                                                                                                              is the official publication of the Georgia
Port of Brunswick - Open for Agri-Business ................................................................................................ 20                         Ports Authority, published quarterly and
A&B Properties Opens Distribution Center In Savannah ........................................................................ 26                                       distributed free of charge to more than
                                                                                                                                                                       9,000 readers worldwide.
The GPA Welcomes JIMCO Bulk Services to Savannah .......................................................................... 26

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                                                                                                                                                                       and permission is given for the
Profile
                                                                                                                                                                       reproduction or use of any original
Capt. Edwin Fendig Jr. .......................................................................................................................................... 22
                                                                                                                                                                       material, provided GPA’s External
                                                                                                                                                                       Affairs office is contacted.

Carrier Services                                                                                                                                                       GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY
Maiden Voyages Call on GPA ............................................................................................................................24              ANCHORAGE
        CMA CGM Georgia ......................................................................................................................................24       P.O. Box 2406
        Mukaddes Kalkavan, CMA CGM M/V Florida, YML Eminence ...................................................... 25                                                 Savannah, GA 31402
                                                                                                                                                                       Phone: (912) 964-3855
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Community Involvement                                                                                                                                                  Fax: (912) 964-3921
                                                                                                                                                                       Email: rmorris@gaports.com
Georgia Tech Students Plan for Warehouse Demolition ........................................................................28
WTOC-TV and GPA Salute Top Teachers ...................................................................................................... 29
GPA Hosts Wage Survey Luncheon ................................................................................................................ 29                     About the cover:
                                                                                                                                                                       Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Suez
Port of Savannah Propeller Club Celebrates 75 Years.............................................................................. 34                                   Canal Authority (SCA) signed a historic
                                                                                                                                                                       agreement to jointly promote the all-water
                                                                                                                                                                       shipping route between Asia, the Indian
Sailing Schedule .......................................................................................................................................... 30         Subcontinent and the port of Savannah via
                                                                                                                                                                       the Suez Canal in June 2008. The GPA also has
                                                                                                                                                                       renewed a similar strategic alliance with the
                                                                                                                                                                       Panama Canal Authority. Pictured left to right:
                                                                                                                                                                       Panama Canal Authority's Vice President of
                                                                                                                                                                       Market Research and Analysis Rodolfo R.
                                                                                                                                                                       Sabonge; GPA's Executive Director Doug J.
                                                                                                                                                                       Marchand; SCA's Director of Planning and
                                                                                                                                                                       Research Ezzat M. Elsadek.


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Accommodating Growing Cargo Volume
The Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal gate system averages more than
7,500 gate moves daily. By studying market trends and industry forecasts, the
GPA expects that number to be almost 19,000 moves per day by 2023. In order
to take advantage of the entire supply chain infrastructure, the GPA is focused
on shifting to more of a 24-hour operation. Recent increases to gate hours on
Saturdays, early morning starts and extended evenings have already begun.
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AUTHORITY MEMBERS




Georgia Ports Authority




    STEVE GREEN            SUNNY PARK                 RUSTY GRIFFIN         ZACKARY AULTMAN        MAXINE H. BURTON         DONALD CHEEKS              CLINT DAY
     Chairman              Vice Chairman             Secretary/Treasurer            Member                Member                  Member                   Member
     SAVANNAH                ATLANTA                     VALDOSTA                   ALBANY                BOGART                  AUGUSTA           ST. SIMON'S ISLAND




            HUGH GILLIS                JIM LIENTZ              BARTOW MORGAN, Jr.            JOHN NEELY            ALEC POITEVINT       HUGH M. TARBUTTON
                Member             Ex-Officio Member                   Member                 Member                  Member                  Member
                SOPERTON                   ATLANTA                  LAWRENCEVILLE               MAUK                 BAINBRIDGE             SANDERSVILLE




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                                                                                                                                     PERSPECTIVE



Perspective:
Doug J. Marchand
Supporting American Jobs and Stimulating a Slowing Economy



                                                  world’s markets allows Georgia companies to         Executive Staff
                                                  capture new markets. A top priority for
                                                                                                      DOUG J. MARCHAND
                                                  Secretary Gutierrez is opening global markets
                                                                                                      Executive Director
                                                  for U.S. companies and building a stronger
                                                  American economy. To maintain Georgia’s
                                                                                                      CURTIS J. FOLTZ
                                                  access to the world’s markets, the Savannah
                                                                                                      Chief Operating Officer
                                                  Harbor Expansion Project is critical to ensure
                                                  that the GPA continues to be a gateway for
                                                  American Commerce.                                  DAVID A. SCHALLER

                                                     Earlier this summer, the GPA also welcomed       Chief Administrative Officer
                                                  representatives from the world’s second
                                                  largest port, the Shanghai International Port       THOMAS H. ARMSTRONG
                                                  Group (SIPG) to commemorate the launch of           Director of Strategic Development
                                                  an e-tag cargo tracking demonstration project.      and Information Technology
                                                  This innovative system uses RFID technology
                                                  to track cargo movement in real time from its       LISE MARSHALL
                                                  point of origin to its final destination and is a   Director of Human Resources



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                ith the national economy          bold proactive move by both ports.
                slowing and a continued              Promoting all-water shipping, the GPA            ROBERT C. MORRIS
                softening of overall demand       solidified its strategic alliance with the Suez     Director of External Affairs
for import ocean carrier services, today’s        Canal Authority and renewed a similar
shippers are looking for ports that can deliver   agreement with the Panama Canal Authority in
                                                                                                      MARIE H. ROBERTS
a balanced import-export ratio. The weakened      June. These agreements will allow the GPA,
                                                                                                      Director of Finance
U.S. dollar has made American products more       the Suez Canal Authority and the Panama
competitive than ever in foreign markets.         Canal Authority to improve services for our
                                                                                                      WILSON TILLOTSON
These factors have converged to create a          customers and generate new economic
                                                                                                      Director of Engineering and Maintenance
strong export market. As a region with an         opportunities for Georgia and the
abundance of export commodities, the              Southeastern United States.
economic climate provides a unique                                                                    JOHN D. TRENT
                                                     Watching the summer Olympics, we have
opportunity for Georgia through her ports.                                                            Director of Operations
                                                  been inspired and are reminded that we are
Record export volumes for the Ports of            only as good as the next race. At the GPA we
Savannah and Brunswick have been essential        are constantly striving to maintain our lead as     JOHN M. WHEELER
to helping our state weather the current          the nation’s fastest growing container port,        Director of Trade Development
economic storm.                                   while providing jobs for the hardworking men
  In July, we welcomed the U.S. Secretary of      and women working with us.
Commerce Carlos Gutierrez who said, “Exports
continue to support American jobs and
stimulate our economy in communities across
the country.” He said the GPA’s access to the




                                                   Doug J. Marchand, GPA’s Executive Director




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PORT NEWS




FY2008:
            TOTAL EXPORTS EXCEED ONE MILLION




F
           or the first time in Georgia Ports      more than 1.6 million tons, a 29.4-percent           Earlier this year the GPA completed its
           Authority’s (GPA’s) history, the Port   increase. “The recently completed harbor           crane electrification program and in June
           of Savannah’s total exports             deepening in Brunswick has allowed Georgia to      2008, completed converting its fleet of yard
exceeded one million TEUs (Twenty-foot             realize new opportunities,” said Marchand.         cranes, trucks and other equipment to
equivalent unit containers). Fiscal year 2008        The Port of Brunswick posted its most            cleaner-burning ultra-low-sulfur diesel
also yielded a 14.9-percent increase in            successful year in the movement of bulk            (ULSD) and cut emissions by an additional
containers handled with 2.6 million TEUs. For      cargoes. GPA handled more than 800,000             ten percent. “The conversion to ultra-low-
the third time in the last eight years GPA’s       tons of bulk cargoes at the Colonel’s Island       sulfur diesel, two years before a federal
exports have surpassed its imports.                Breakbulk Facility, an 85.6-percent increase.      mandate, is another example of GPA’s
    “I would like to thank the men and women       With total U.S. auto sales down 10 percent in      commitment to make substantial
of the GPA and the entire maritime                 the first six months of 2008, GPA’s automobiles    environmental improvements,” said Green.
community for making this remarkable year          finished this fiscal year down only 1.4 percent.   “Reducing consumption and emissions are a
of growth a reality,” said GPA’s Board of            To keep up with the increasing volume,           powerful combination in our ongoing mission
Directors Chairman Steve Green.                    the GPA welcomed four new super post-              to be good stewards of the environment.”
    FY2008 marks the first full fiscal year the    Panamax ship-to-shore cranes in FY2008,              The GPA anticipates purchasing more than
GPA handled more than 200,000 TEUs of              which were commissioned into service in July.      2.5 million gallons of ultra-low-sulfur diesel in
throughput in each of the 12 months. The           Adding to its rubber-tired gantry (RTG) fleet,     the coming year, which compared with
GPA’s total tonnage for all terminal facilities,   the GPA has brought online 10 of its 14 new        regular diesel will avoid the release of
including Bainbridge, Brunswick, Columbus          RTGs. The four remaining RTGs are scheduled        hundreds of tons of nitrogen oxide, carbon
and Savannah surpassed 25.8 million tons, a        to be completed this fall.                         emissions and particulate matter.
17.5-percent increase, which is also a record
for the Authority.                                                         Export TEUs: Top Five Countries for FY2008
    “In addition to exporting more cargo
                                                                                      FY2007                 FY2008                Percent Change
than ever before to the Far East and
Mediterranean we added significant new               Peoples Rep. of China            147,026                178,476                    21.4%

export market share to the India                     Republic of Korea                64,072                 60,453                     -5.6%
Subcontinent,” said GPA’s Executive Director
                                                     Japan                            48,246                  59,186                    22.7%
Doug J. Marchand.
    Total TEUs exported to China surpassed           Turkey                           36,440                 50,086                     37.4%

175,000, a 23.6-percent increase compared            Italy                            36,963                  44,881                    21.4%
with the previous year. GPA exported more
than 47,000 TEUs to the emerging market of
Turkey, almost one and a half times more
                                                                         Export TEUs: Top Five Commodities for FY2008
than the previous fiscal year.                                                        FY2007                 FY2008                Percent Change
    This fiscal year started extremely strong
                                                     Wood Pulp                        144,375                177,435                    22.9%
due to the emergence of new Suez tonnage.
                                                     Paper & Paperboard,
In the last 18 months, the GPA has doubled           incl. Waste                      90,665                 134,616                    48.5%

the number of its Suez services.                     Poultry, Chiefly
                                                     Fresh & Frozen                   40,113                  57,657                    43.7%
    In Brunswick, the GPA surpassed 2.6 million      Fabrics, incl. Raw Cotton        63,491                  57,274                    -9.8%
tons, an eight-percent increase over the
                                                     Drilling Mud & Soil CMP          56,310                  53,555                    -4.9%
previous year. Colonel’s Island Terminal handled
                                                                                                                                           Source: PIERS

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                       PORT NEWS




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TRADING PARTNERS




The Savannah-
Shanghai Connection:
Securing Our Future through E-Tag Technology
By Amy Fine, GPA Intern




                                                                                                            With the use of an RFID technology
                                                                                                          system, the GPA and SIPG track cargo
                                                                                                          movement in real time from its port of origin
                                                                                                          to its final port destination.
                                                                                                            “The threat of terrorism has made real-
                                                                                                          time container monitoring throughout the
                                                                                                          logistics chain an immediate necessity,” said
                                                                                                          SIPG’s Vice President Bao Qifan.
                                                                                                            The GPA has had a Memorandum of
                                                                                                          Understanding with SIPG, the world’s second
                                                                                                          largest port, since 2004. This partnership
                                                                                                          includes cooperation on operations,
                                                                                                          marketing and information technology.

Top photo, pictured (left to right): Zou Bin, The
                                                                                                            Recently the two ports developed a
Chinese Ministry of Communication's Deputy Director                                                       demonstration project equipping RFID tags,
of Water Transportation Division; Tom Armstrong,
GPA's Director of Strategic Development and
                                                                                                          or e-tags, on the container boxes of ships



                                                          T
Information Technology; Bao Qifan, SIPG’s Vice                      he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)      sailing from Shanghai to Savannah. Since
President; Curtis Foltz, GPA's Chief Operating Officer;
Bill Sutton, GPA's General Manager of Management
                                                                    and the Shanghai International Port   March 2008, weekly sailings have averaged
Information Systems; Wally Barelka, GPA's General                   Group (SIPG) commemorated the         350-500 e-tagged TEUs (twenty-foot
Manager of Strategic Systems Development
                                                          launch of an e-tag cargo-tracking project       equivalent units) per vessel between
Bottom photo: A panel discussed e-tag applications.       early this June.                                Shanghai and Savannah. A few weeks later,


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                                                                                                                       TRADING PARTNERS




GPA began sending containers with e-tags
from Savannah to Shanghai, making it a two-
way operation.                                   SHANGHAI
                                                 INTERNATIONAL
  This demonstration project is a bold,
proactive move by both ports. “By joining
forces with the SIPG, we are improving the
flow of trade and security through better
technology,” said GPA’s Chairman of its Board    PORT GROUP
of Directors Steve Green. “This program will
also have a big impact on U.S. security and
                                                 The Inner-Workings
that of our trading partners.”
                                                 By Amy Fine, GPA Intern
  According to Bao, “China is the first to
mobilize resources such as ports, shipping
companies, cargo owners and Customs and
put the technology into use on a commercial



                                                 Y
shipping line.”                                            angshan Deepwater Port is
  The e-tag, a small device with a pin-                    China’s largest comprehensive
mount, is placed through a container door                  port and one of the country’s
latch, just like a bolt seal. Designed to be     most important gateways to foreign
reusable, an e-tag can be mounted either         trade. The $16-billion port opened in late
after stuffing is complete or upon arrival to    2005. Located at the center of China’s
the port of load.                                coastline with a 50-foot harbor, the
  A computer, PDA, or hand-held terminal         Yangshan port accommodates more than
reader is used to load shipment information      2,000 container ships every month.
and “lock” the e-tag. The loading device can        Shanghai International Port Group
also provide the GPS location of the lock        Co., Ltd. (SIPG) is the exclusive operator   trucks for heavy lifting and oversized
event. Once locked, the e-tag will report its    of all public terminals in the Port of       cargo, SIPG logistics is capable of
information and event log whenever it is in      Shanghai, including the Yangshan port.       transporting all kinds of dry and
proximity of an e-tag reader, up to 100 feet.    SIPG’s vision is to become an outstanding    refrigerated goods. All vehicles are
  As the fastest growing U.S. port,              global terminal operator and “further        equipped with GPS devices and are
Savannah handles nearly half of total Mid-       develop the home port, while expanding       monitored 24 hours a day by the SIPG
and South Atlantic trade with Shanghai.          to the world.”                               Logistics staff. The transportation team
“The GPA offers one of the largest selections       As the nearest dedicated container        satisfies the requirements of valued
of all-water service between Shanghai and        yard, SIPG Logistics provides services       customers and provides safe and
the East Coast,” said GPA’s Executive Director   such as warehousing, refrigeration,          punctual distribution services.
Doug J. Marchand. “Together, the GPA and         processing and transit for the Yangshan         In addition to expert loading
SIPG are the first to bring together ports,      port. SIPG Logistics concentrates mainly     machinery, the terminal is designed with
shipping companies, cargo owners and             on the development of perfect port           nine-ton class berths and 78 square miles
customers to employ this new technology.”        logistics services, particularly in the      of container yard. The terminal’s 11 square
  Through a secure website port customers        construction of a modern and                 miles of warehouses provide container
may monitor containers in transit including      professional logistics industry.             handling, repairing and warehousing. It
queries on containers vessels and voyages.          With more than 900 container trucks       also offers loading and unloading of bulk
                                                 and more than 100 vans and special           cargo and steel products.
GPA / ASIAN TRADE
• Savannah is the biggest portal for trade
  with Asia among U.S. Mid and South
  Atlantic ports and the biggest on the East
  Coast after New York/New Jersey.
• China, including Hong Kong, accounted
  for 38 percent of the GPA’s total trade
  in FY2008.
• Currently, there are nine direct container
  services between Savannah and Shanghai.
• Total GPA container trade with Shanghai
  Port in FY2008 was 212,707 TEUs, an
  increase of 12 percent.

                                                                                                                    Photos: Courtesy of SIPG
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COVER STORY




GEORGIA
PORTS
AUTHORITY,
SUEZ CANAL
AUTHORITY
SOLIDIFY STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
MOU Strengthens Trade, Services on All-Water Route
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                                                                                                                              COVER STORY | TRADING PARTNERS




T
            he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)              economic opportunities for Georgia and the
            and the Suez Canal Authority                  Southeastern United States,” said GPA’s                   ANALYSIS OF
            (SCA) signed an historic                      Board of Directors Chairman Steve Green.
agreement on June 2, 2008.                                   In 2007, two-thirds of GPA’s total increase            SAVANNAH
   “The Suez Canal has become a crucial
canal for world trade and, in recent years,
                                                          in trade, or an additional 296,989 TEUs
                                                          (twenty-foot equivalent units), was via the
                                                                                                                    TRADE VIA THE
has experienced rapid growth,” said GPA’s                 Suez Canal. “In the last 18 months, we have               SUEZ CANAL
Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “In all              doubled the number of our Suez services,
of our key Suez trade lanes, whether                      even in the midst of a U.S. economic
Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or               downturn,” said Marchand. “Our Suez trade
the Middle East, our growth is outpacing                  will only continue to accelerate in the years
most other East Coast ports.”                             ahead and this partnership will lay the
   According to the SCA’s Director of                     ground work for even stronger growth.”
Planning and Research Ezzat M. Elsadek,                      As the fastest growing port in the
"The Georgia Ports Authority is considered                nation, the Port of Savannah's 444,130-TEU
one of the most important ports along the                 total throughput increase during 2007
U.S. East Coast, and the Suez Canal is the                accounted for almost 30 percent of the
world's largest navigable waterway. The SCA               nation's TEU growth. “It is critical to the
provides a wide scope of services to world                continued success of Georgia's ports and the
shipping. We are keen to maintain this role               businesses that rely upon us that the
                                                                                                                                     Photo: Suez Canal Authority
and further improve our services for the                  Savannah Harbor is deepened up to 48 feet,”
benefit of canal users."                                  said Marchand. “The successful completion



                                                                                                                    T
   The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)                  of this deepening is the GPA's number-one                           he top five exports via the
agreement provides both parties the                       infrastructure priority."                                           Suez Canal from Savannah
opportunity to promote a strong working                      With increasing container trade volume,                          were paper products (22,776
relationship and exchange information and                 the all-water route through the Suez                      TEUs), wood pulp (19,206 TEUs), food-
expertise in the areas of marketing, operations           between the Far East and the U.S. East Coast              mostly poultry (15,046 TEUs), cotton
and information technology. The agreement                 is quite promising. “This agreement will help             (13,008 TEUs), and machinery /
also calls for concerted efforts to expand                boost both the number of ships and the                    appliances / elect. (12,559 TEUs).
international trade by supporting both parties’           volume of transported trade," said Elsadek.                 The top five imports via the Suez
market presence in their respective countries                GPA also has a strategic partnership with              Canal to Savannah were furniture (18,612
and with common customers.                                the Panama Canal Authority, as well as other              TEUs), retail goods (18,859 TEUs),
   “This strategic alliance will allow GPA and            ports, including the Shanghai International Port          apparel (17,620 TEUs), machinery /
the Suez Canal Authority to improve services              Group, Sydney Ports Corporation, the Port of              appliances / elect. (7,968 TEUs),
for our customers and generate new                        Veracruz and the Port of Shimizu in Japan.                and food-mostly fish and coffee
                                                                                                                    (5,884 TEUs).
                                                                                                                      Suez services via Savannah have
                                                                                                                    grown from three services (two
                                                                                                                    container, one mixed) in 2006 to six
                                                                                                                    (five container, one mixed) in 2008. In
                                                                                                                    fact, three Suez services began calling
                                                                                                                    the Port of Savannah in the past year
                                                                                                                    and a half alone. The SINA service
                                                                                                                    began calling in December 2006,
                                                                                                                    followed by the MECL2 service in
                                                                                                                    April 2007, and the SZX service in
                                                                                                                    August 2007.
                                                                                                                      Three of the six Suez services
                                                                                                                    originate from SE Asia, such as
                                                                                                                    Singapore where transit times to
                                                                                                                    Savannah are as fast as 27 days, while
                                                                                                                    the other three start in the Indian
                                                                                                                    Subcontinent where transit times are as
                                                                                                                    fast as 22 days. Five of the six services
GPA's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand, left, and Suez Canal Authority Director of Planning and Research Ezzat
                                                                                                                    stop in the Red Sea, while three of them
M. Elsadek sign a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between
Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Canal.               stop in the Persian Gulf.


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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT




                                                                         “     The Savannah port
                                                                               is very impressive,
                                                                               and it’s a great
                                                                               example for ports
                                                                               around the country.
                                                                                         - Carlos Gutierrez,
                                                                                U.S. Secretary of Commerce
                                                                                                                   ”

                                                                         T
                                                                                 he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)
                                                                                 welcomed the U.S. Secretary of
                                                                                 Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez on
                                                                         July 21, 2008. He was briefed on the
                                                                         Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, toured
                                                                         the Port of Savannah and held a press
                                                                         conference at Garden City Terminal alongside
                                                                         Congressman Jack Kingston.
                                                                           “Booming exports underscore the strength
                                                                         of American workers and American

                                                Photos: Stephen Morton
                                                                         companies in the world marketplace,” said
                                                                         Secretary Gutierrez. “Exports continue to
                                                                         support American jobs and stimulate our
                                                                         economy in communities across the country.”
                                                                           Savannah recorded exports, measured in
U.S. Secretary of Commerce                                               loaded twenty-foot equivalent units or
                                                                         TEUs, of 782,445 TEUs in 2006, more than

Gutierrez Visits Port of Savannah                                        one million TEUs in 2007 and 652,496 TEUs
                                                                         in just the first seven months of 2008.

Booming Georgia Exports Support Jobs and Stimulate the                     “The fact that you have a port like
                                                                         Savannah will enable Georgia companies to
Economy Throughout the Country                                           grow even faster,” said Gutierrez. “The kind of



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                                                                                                                                      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT




goods you are exporting from Georgia … are
all high-value items that represent high-
                                                                                                                 Sec. Gutierrez
paying jobs, and we believe that is very much                                                                    Touts Trade
the future of our country. It’s great to be able
to couple a very entrepreneurial economy in                                                                      Agreements
Georgia with a very productive and fast-                                                                         By Ross Glendye, GPA Intern
growing port.”
   A top priority for Secretary Gutierrez is
prying open global markets for U.S.



                                                                                                                 D
                                                                                                                            uring a press conference at
companies, so they can continue innovating
                                                                                                                            the Port of Savannah, the U.S.
and competing to build a stronger American
                                                                                                                            Secretary of Commerce
economy. The Savannah Harbor Expansion
                                                         Congressman Kingston and Secretary Gutierrez            Carlos Gutierrez spoke about the
Project is critical to ensuring the Port of              discuss effects of free trade agreements for Georgia.
                                                                                                                 importance of the U.S Trade Agreements
Savannah is available to global markets.
                                                                                                                 with Panama, Columbia and South
   “We believe the Savannah Harbor                       again for FY2008. “Our exports now
                                                                                                                 Korea. He strongly encouraged the
Expansion Project will ensure that the Port of           outnumber imports,” said GPA’s Executive
                                                                                                                 House of Representatives to vote on
Savannah remains a burgeoning gateway for                Director Doug J. Marchand. “Record volume
                                                                                                                 ‘free trade’ pacts the administration has
American Commerce and contributes to a                   for Georgia’s exports is key to helping our
                                                                                                                 reached with Columbia, Panama and
stronger American economy,” said GPA’s                   nation’s fourth largest container port
                                                                                                                 South Korea.
Board of Directors Chairman Steve Green.                 weather the current economic storm.”
                                                                                                                   Upon approval of these trade pacts,
“This project to deepen the Savannah harbor                 Secretary Gutierrez is the 35th Secretary
                                                                                                                 the countries would no longer charge
up to 48 feet is critical to the continued               of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the
                                                                                                                 current import fees on some or all of
success of Georgia's ports and the nearly                voice of business in government. The former
                                                                                                                 each other’s commodities. The United
300,000 jobs throughout the state that rely              chairman of the board and chief executive
                                                                                                                 States already has similar agreements
upon the GPA.”                                           officer of Kellogg Company, Secretary
                                                                                                                 with other countries.
   As the fastest growing port in the country,           Gutierrez is a core member of President
                                                                                                                   “Since the Columbian agreement was
the Port of Savannah posted record numbers               Bush’s economic team.
                                                                                                                 signed more than a year and a half ago,
                                                                                                                 U.S. exporters have paid $1.1 billion
                                                                                                                 in import fees,” said Gutierrez. “The
                                                                                                                 importers would not have to pay them
                                                                                                                 if Congress had approved the deal.
                                                                                                                 Every day that goes by is a missed
                                                                                                                 opportunity. It is not fair to our workers,
                                                                                                                 to our farmers, to our small businesses
                                                                                                                 and to our exporters.”
                                                                                                                   According to U.S. Congressman Jack
                                                                                                                 Kingston, “The Columbia agreement
                                                                                                                 would expand the market for Georgia
                                                                                                                 cotton, peanuts and poultry.”
                                                                                                                   Trade with Columbia at the Port of
                                                                                                                 Savannah reached 9,658 tons in 2007
                                                                                                                 and had an estimated value of $355
                                                                                                                 million. The GPA also saw a total
                                                                                                                 throughput of 9,475 tons from Panama,
                                                                                                                 equaling approximately $293 million.
                                                                                                                   Last year, Georgia exported goods
                                                                                                                 worth $23 billion.




GPA Chairman Steve Green welcomes Secretary Gutierrez to the Port of Savannah.




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Georgia Ports Authority and Panama Canal
Authority Extend Strategic Partnership
Renewed Alliance Promotes Increased Collaboration and Trade,
Ensures Continued Growth for “All-Water Route”



T                                                        “
           o stimulate increased collaboration
           and promote trade, the Georgia
                                                                  This partnership is an important link for future
           Ports Authority (GPA) extended                         growth, opening doors for new business
its partnership with the Panama Canal                             opportunities and providing sustainable economic

                                                                                                                                                             ”
Authority (ACP) for three more years. The
                                                                  solutions for Panama and Georgia.
ACP first signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with the GPA in June 2003,                                                - Alberto Alemán Zubieta, ACP Administrator/CEO
establishing strong ties between the two
entities and providing economic benefits to               Through the continued partnership, both                 providing sustainable economic solutions for
both regions.                                             the ACP and the GPA can benefit from                    Panama and Georgia.”
     Areas of cooperation between the ACP                 ongoing growth in Panama Canal traffic.                   As the fourth largest and fastest growing
and the GPA include, among others, joint                     “The Canal’s renewed alliance with the               port in the United States, Savannah has
marketing efforts, exchange of data,                      GPA is a strong indicator of our commitment             emerged as a premier East Coast
market studies, expansion plans, training                 to the maritime industry and our customers,”            transportation center. In fact, the Port of
and technology.                                           said ACP Administrator/ CEO Alberto                     Savannah reported double-digit growth in
     In FY2008, the Port of Savannah                      Alemán Zubieta. “Through information                    FY2008, with 21 percent of the net increase
imported and exported more than 1.6                       sharing and collaboration, we will continue             attributed to cargo transiting the Panama
million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units)               to maximize our resources to remain on the              Canal. By way of the Panama Canal, 16
or 60 percent of GPA’s total throughput via               pulse of maritime innovation and enhance                direct container services from Asia and two
the Panama Canal. This underscores the                    our services. This partnership is an                    direct container services from Oceania call
partnership’s significance and the role both              important link for future growth, opening               on GPA’s Garden City Terminal.
entities play in global trade and commerce.               doors for new business opportunities and                  “This renewed strategic alliance will allow
                                                                                                                  GPA and the Panama Canal Authority to
                                                                                                                  continue to improve services for our
                                                                                                                  customers and generate new economic
                                                                                                                  opportunities for Georgia and the
                                                                                                                  Southeastern United States,” said GPA’s
                                                                                                                  Executive Director Doug J. Marchand.
                                                                                                                    The $5.25-billion Canal Expansion
                                                                                                                  Program will build a new lane of traffic
                                                                                                                  along the Panama Canal through the
                                                                                                                  construction of a new set of locks, which
                                                                                                                  will double capacity and allow more traffic
                                                                                                                  and longer, wider ships.
                                                                                                                    In preparation for the expanded Canal,
                                                                                                                  the GPA plans to launch the Savannah
                                                                                                                  Harbor Expansion Project, designed to
                                                                                                                  deepen the Savannah River up to 48 feet, in
                                                                                                                  2009. With an estimated completion date
                                                                                                                  of 2013, the widened shipping channel will
                                                                                                                  be able to handle the larger vessels that will
                                                                                                                  transit an expanded Panama Canal. It also
                                                                                                                  will capture new trade opportunities from
One example of the ACP/GPA partnership in action is the East Coast Maritime Conference, where delegates from      the growing “All-Water Route,” the route
around the world convened in Savannah. This year’s program featured the panel discussion “Two Canals: Which
                                                                                                                  from Asia to the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts
Way to the East Coast?” during which ACP Vice President of Market Research and Analysis Rodolfo Sabonge spoke
about the long-term outlook of the Canal and the anticipated effects of the waterway’s expansion on U.S. trade.   via the Panama Canal.


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East Coast Maritime Conference...
TRACKING THE TRADES
By John Powers




                 T
                         his year's East Coast Maritime Conference provided the forum for a
                         global evaluation of the trade landscape.
                         “While China will remain an integral part of our business, we felt it was
                 important to broaden the scope of this conference to reflect the continuing
                 emergence of other trading powers,” said the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA)
                 Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “We hope that this new perspective will
                 help explore the changing foundations of East Coast trade."


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  Despite the emergence of competing
sourcing options, Director of Reefer Trade
for OOCL M.K. Wong foresees China’s
                                                  “      While China will remain an integral part of our
                                                         business, we felt it was important to broaden the
                                                         scope of this conference to reflect the continuing
continuing dominance in the region. "To help
sustain our trade, China has joined the WTO.
Also, we have made trade concessions and
dealt with certain compliance issues." Wong
                                                         emergence of other trading powers.
                                                                                        - Doug J. Marchand, GPA’s Executive Director               ”
pointed to initiatives such as new laws
governing taxes, labor, international property    "Certainly, skilled labor is plentiful,” said     Ray Baker said: "Ocean carriers point to a
rights, environmental concerns and                Vitarana. “However, some of these countries       reluctance among the railroads to haul
monopolies as proof of the nation's               have port issues. Additionally, because they      empties. As a result, it can take them two to
determination to remain a powerful trader.        don't lie along major trade routes, they have     eight weeks to position needed equipment."
Multibillion-dollar infrastructure investments    to rely on feeder service via Singapore and         Moderator Peter Tirschwell of The Journal of
during the next two five-year plans               Hong Kong." Obviously, this transshipment         Commerce said that the export blitz has
underscore the Chinese government's               carries increased transit implications.           occurred so quickly that many export managers
commitment to trade.                                 During the carrier-shipper roundtable,         are poorly suited for the current environment.
  The manufacturing success story in China        Regional Executive for Americas of                “The carrier export types don't have the skill set
has led to the emergence of a large and           Safmarine Container Lines John Boudreau           either," said Director of Transportation and
growing middle class, improved lifestyles and     discussed soaring export levels and the           Distribution for Rayonier Terry Bunch.
escalating pay scales. These have fueled the      concurrent equipment crunch. "We're in an           Soaring fuel costs have added an
decentralization of production toward new         unprecedented export market,” said                additional challenge to the shipper-carrier
sources in places like Vietnam, Malaysia,         Boudreau. “Imports were carrying three            interplay. Baker explains, "What makes it
Indonesia and India. For many of these, the       quarters of the cost of operations, but this is   difficult is trying to plan a supply chain when
shortest route to the U.S. East Coast             rapidly changing. Certainly, there is more        you go from yearly contracts to quarterly or
traverses the Suez. Undeterred by the             export equipment available then there are         even monthly ones with floating bunker
current lull in import traffic, both the Panama   shipments. However the production is              surcharges." Boudreau said, "The key is to
and Suez canals are aggressively pursuing         centered in the Midwest while equipment is        make fuel-related charges as transparent
expansion strategies to deal with anticipated     concentrated on the coasts. It's an issue of      as possible. Carriers need to put their
increases in world trade and the dimensions       equipment dislocation."                           calculation formula on their website and
of the latest generation of mega-vessels.            An additional constraint is the inability of   make it clear what can happen given fuel
  President of United Arab Agencies Dr. Anil      railroads to ramp up to handle equipment          cost changes. Actually, there's a surprisingly
Vitarana tallied the pros and cons for            relocations. Manager of Global                    high degree of acceptance among shippers."
shippers considering alternate sourcing.          Transportation for Mallinckrodt Baker Inc.          The sense of the conference:
                                                                                                    • A soft dollar and sluggish economy will
                                                                                                      keep imports below projections.
                                                                                                    • Export potential will be higher, but issues of
                                                                                                      equipment and expertise may mitigate.
                                                                                                    • Fuel costs and trade factors make attrition
                                                                                                      among logistics providers a current and
                                                                                                      future reality.
                                                                                                    • The industry must introduce efficiencies
                                                                                                      that address issues of congestion
                                                                                                      and capacity.
                                                                                                    • Collaboration and partnerships
                                                                                                      are paramount.
                                                                                                    • The logistics sector must embrace non-
                                                                                                      traditional approaches such as inland hubs,
                                                                                                      expanded hours and relaxed work rules.
                                                                                                      According to Matthew Bates, of Evans
                                                                                                    Network of Companies, “The underlying
                                                                                                    fundamentals in our industry remain positive.
                                                                                                    We have to determine how to take
                                                                                                    advantage of them.”

Conference delegates were treated to a reception hosted by The Journal of Commerce at
Savannah’s Old Fort Jackson.




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                                               “       Just like our friends in every other business
                                                       sector, today's farms must have access to
                                                       the world in order to succeed.
                                                                                                - Conway Gillis, President of
                                                                                                 Gillis Brothers Incorporated
                                                                                                                                      ”



Port of Brunswick –
OPEN FOR AGRI-BUSINESS
Colonel’s Island Facility Doubles Exports for Georgia Wheat Farmers



                                   A
                                               griculture has played a dominant role in Georgia's economy for more than two and a half
                                               centuries. From the state’s very inception, Georgia’s agricultural-based economy has been
                                               tied very closely to the success of its ports.
                                     One of the major goals of the English colonists was to produce agricultural commodities for export;
                                   and today Georgia’s many agri-businesses continue to rely upon the ports to provide them access to
                                   the markets of the world.
                                     Tradition is not the only factor driving the Georgia Ports Authority’s commitment to the state’s
                                   farmers. The economic impact of the food, fiber, and related industries has been estimated at more
                                   than $56 billion (or about 16 percent) of the state's total economic output of nearly $353 billion.
                                     Agriculture is thus the most important sector of the economy. Approximately one-in-six Georgians
             Photos: Bobby Haven
                                   works in agriculture, forestry or a related field. Agriculture contributes 15 percent of the state's
                                   employment and 12 percent of the value added in Georgia's economy.
                                     Georgia’s impressive agricultural resources enable the state’s ports to maintain a balanced import to
                                   export ratio. While many of the nation’s seaports rely heavily upon imports, the state’s agri-businesses
                                   provide the Ports of Brunswick and Savannah with a wide array of commodities to ship worldwide.
                                     One such commodity, wheat, has made a considerable leap in FY2008, doubling throughput
                                   volumes compared with FY2007.
                                     “Bunge North America’s commitment to the Port of Brunswick has made a phenomenal impact on
                                   our agri-bulk business this fiscal year,” said GPA’s Terminal Manager of the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility
                                   Ronnie Abner. “While many individual commodities have grown, wheat throughput is perhaps the most
                                   impressive year-to-year increase. With nearly all of it coming from Georgia farms, the statewide benefit
                                   will be even greater.”
                                     Gillis Brothers Incorporated, with locations in Millwood and Blackshear, Georgia, saw much of its
                                   harvest exported through Brunswick's facilities bound for foreign shores.
                                     "Just like our friends in every other business sector, today's farms must have access to the world in
                                   order to succeed,” said Conway Gillis, the farm’s president. “Having a port in such proximity enables
                                   Georgia agri-businesses to compete in the global market. This gives us the opportunity for a greater
                                   amount of potential customers and, as a result, empowers us to demand a higher price for our product."


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AUSTRALIAN LEADER VISITS
PORT OF SAVANNAH
GPA Welcomes New South Wales Minister for Ports and Waterways Joe Tripodi

                                                                                                                      spanning the duration of this agreement.
                                                                                                                      Continuing the dialogue with our colleagues
                                                                                                                      in New South Wales will enable both ports
                                                                                                                      to continue this positive trend.”
                                                                                                                        The Partner Ports Agreement ensures a
                                                                                                                      mutually rewarding relationship,
                                                                                                                      encouraging increased levels of trade and
                                                                                                                      investment between the respective regions
                                                                                                                      to strengthen business, social and cultural
                                                                                                                      ties. The GPA and Sydney Ports Corporation
                                                                                                                      work cooperatively to expand international
                                                                                                                      trade and the provision of shipping services
                                                                                                                      between the ports. The GPA and Sydney
                                                                                                                      Ports Corporation exchange information
                                                                                                                      concerning organizational and management
Pictured from left to right: Robert Morris, GPA's Director of External Affairs; Curtis Foltz, GPA's Chief Operating
Officer; Doug J. Marchand, GPA's Executive Director; Australian State Minister Joe Tripodi; Jennifer Doherty, Chief   systems, port construction and engineering
of Staff for the Office of the Minister for Ports & Waterways and Minister of Small Business & Regulatory Reform;     techniques, modern technology application,
Kevin Doyle, GPA's General Manager of Protective Services; Roberto Rodriguez, GPA's General Manager of
Marketing and Business Development.                                                                                   cargo handling expertise and port
                                                                                                                      operating procedures.




M
              aking a stop on a U.S. trade                     As the largest exporter of goods to                      Prior to signing the agreement in FY1996,
              mission and fact-finding                     Australia from the U.S. East Coast, the Port               containerized trade for Sydney Ports
              expedition, Australian State                 of Savannah has a long-standing                            Corporation totaled 670,000 Twenty-foot
Minister Joe Tripodi visited the Georgia                   relationship with Sydney Ports Corporation.                Equivalent Units or TEUs, while the GPA’s
Ports Authority (GPA) on June 13, 2008.                    In 2007, Savannah accounted for 35                         throughput was 606,045 TEUs. Through the
   “Twelve years ago, in an effort to                      percent of all container trade between the                 first ten months of FY2008, throughput in
promote friendship and increase trade                      U.S. East Coast and Australia. In the last                 Sydney reached 1.48 million TEUs, while
between Australia and Georgia, the                         five calendar years, Savannah trade with                   Savannah moved 2.26 million TEUs.
Sydney Ports Corporation signed a                          Australia grew 16 percent, averaging 12-                   Currently, more than 41,000 TEUs are
Memorandum of Understanding with the                       percent growth annually.                                   shipped between Australia and Savannah
Georgia Ports Authority,” said Tripodi,                        “The strong performance our ports have                 annually. Automotive products; machinery,
the Minister of Small Business,                            experienced recently has been nothing short                appliances and electronics; and paper and
Minister of Regulatory Reform and                          of phenomenal,” said GPA’s Executive                       paperboard are the leading exports to
Minister of Ports and Waterways of                         Director Doug J. Marchand. “Both Sydney                    Australia. Top imports include food, retail
New South Wales.                                           and Savannah have sustained steady growth                  goods and wood and wood products.


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PROFILE




                                                                          Capt. Edw
                                                                          Brunswick Bar Pilots’ Association, President
                                                                          By Georgia R. Byrd




                                                                          A
                                                                                    sk Capt. Edwin Fendig Jr. about his life as a Brunswick
                                                                                    pilot and a smile as broad as a sunset on the ocean’s
                                                                                    horizon casts a magical aura to the conversation.
                                                                          There’s an immediate sparkle in those tired, sun-blistered eyes, as
                                                                          if one were asking him to describe the most glorious occasions
                                                                          of his life like the birth of a child or better yet, the day he married
                                                                          his wife, Betty. The excitement builds with each anecdote and an
                                                                          hour’s chat turns into two, with little more than a breath’s pause.
                                                                            Although he has given up climbing ladders to board ships
                                                                          bound for the Port of Brunswick, Fendig, 81, is still in charge as
                                                                          captain of an illustrious career afloat that spans more than four
                                                                          decades. Spend some time with him and he’ll educate and
                                                                          entertain you about life along the waterways. It’s easy to see why
                                                                          his two sons, Capt. Edwin Fendig, III, and Capt. Bruce Fendig
                                                                          became pilots.
                                                                            With a stature more comparable to a college-aged athlete
                                                                          than a retiree, the senior Fendig’s arms and chest are rock-solid
                                                                          and tanned as burl. Apart from the fact that he is not dressed in
                                                                          khaki (pilot’s) shorts, there is little that distinguishes him from an
                                                                          active pilot on duty. One thing is clear. He has fared the salty
                                                                          winds of time with dignity and pride for his accomplishments.
                                                                            “I’ve learned everything I know about piloting from him,” said
                                                                          Capt. Bruce Fendig, who stops in for a brief introduction.
                                                                            Clinching a black and white reprint of a two-masted pilot
                                                                          schooner from the 1890s, the senior Fendig chuckles while
                                                                          recalling the days when the Brunswick pilots actually held races
                                                                          with the Savannah pilots. Determining which pilot boat was
                                                                          fastest fueled the competition for business as races were held
                                                                          annually at various other South Atlantic seaports. Without
                                                                          modern communication, speed was a necessary component to
                                                                          success in gaining pilotage for ships; and, there were times when
                                                                          boats from Savannah and Brunswick would sail northbound as
                                                                          far as Charleston, SC, in attempt to intercept ships heading
                                                                          westward looking for cargo. “Those were the days,” he says,
                                                                          barely beyond a whisper. “There were no radios. To meet a ship,
                                                                          these pilots had to go offshore and wait. They only knew a ship
                                                                          was coming in when they saw it.”
                                                                            Born and raised in the St. Simons oceanfront house his dad
                                                                          built for his mom, Fendig delights in recalling his childhood spent
                                                                          frolicking along the shoreline.
                                                                            Graduating in business administration from the University of
                                                                          Georgia in 1950, an active Naval reservist, he resigned under
Capt. Fendig, Jr., debarking an outbound ship at the Port of Brunswick.
This photo was taken by his daughter about two decades ago.               friendly pressure to join the Georgia Air National Guard. Soon




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in Fendig Jr.

 after marrying Betty Bruce of St. Simons          waterways and climbing the ships calling on     with bags of home-grown tomatoes or corn
 Island, Fendig was eventually deployed to an      Brunswick. It’s OK, though. Fendig’s            and something on his mind.”
 “enlightening” stay in Casablanca during the      memories are as fresh as the sea’s spray on a     Sen. Mattingly has come to realize Fendig’s
 Korean War.                                       hot summer day.                                 viewpoint, based both on experience and
   ‘While stationed in Casablanca, my wife            “Every day in this job is a different day.   vision for the future, is something the former
 and I spent every weekend renting a little        There are different ships, different weather,   U.S. Senator takes quite seriously. “It’s fair to
 row boat. I remember looking out to the sea       different circumstances. You can never learn    say that many of the good things that have
 where many ships were anchored. I’d row           it all,” he said.                               happened in Brunswick over the years have
 around these ships,” he said. I took this            Sometimes, according to Fendig, acquiring    been the result of his back-room input.” said
 experience home with me. “Capt. Alfred            a feeling of satisfaction is especially         Sen. Mattingly.
 Brockinton was the only Brunswick Pilot           meaningful when the circumstances offer           “We worked hard for years to see the
 serving the Port of Brunswick when I              challenges that lead all the way to the dock.   harbor deepened, a new, taller bridge built
 returned from Africa – one day when we               The rewards of his career, according to      higher and wider to safely handle bigger
 were talking I volunteered, ‘if you ever need     Fendig, have been as steady as the tides.       vessels. The Port of Brunswick is easy to get
 any help, please call me!’ The next thing I
 knew, he called.”
   Fendig often asked his mentor Brockinton
 if he could board “the big ships” and ride
 into port with him. Brockinton answered with
 assurance, “Of course. But you’ve got to pay
                                                     “          We worked hard for years to see the harbor
                                                                deepened, a new, taller bridge built higher
 someone to operate my boat with your own                       and wider to safely handle bigger vessels.
 money.” Fendig followed his advice and paid                    The Port of Brunswick is easy to get in and
 someone else to run the pilot boat.                            out of without a lot of traffic and we are

                                                                                                                                              ”
   As he learned the profession, there were
 many quips along the way. “Capt. Brockinton
                                                                filling a niche in the car carrier business.
 always talked about the Great Eastern, a big,                                                            - Capt. Edwin R. Fendig Jr.
 old ship that would occasionally call on the
 Port of Brunswick. There are two buoys… one
 the seabuoy 10 miles from the lighthouse and      “It’s been a wonderful thing to have your       in and out of without a lot of traffic and we
 another, the ocean buoy 20 miles out in the       children want to follow what you do and to      are filling a niche in the car carrier business.”
 ocean. Some of the ships would stop at the        have the opportunity to teach them the            With the industry changing due to new
 ocean buoy and sit out there waiting on us.       business,” he said.                             regulations set by each state, the piloting
 We would joke: ‘They must think they are the         Today’s pilots are reaping some of the       business is changing too. But Fendig is
 Great Eastern.’”                                  results of the Brunswick Bar Pilots, (and       optimistic that educated apprentices can bring
   The day came when Fendig mentioned he           Fendig’s) behind-the-scenes work, a truth       new knowledge to match the challenges.
 was ready to move up to “big ships.” “I told      confirmed with a smile by long-time friend        Going down the stairs that lead from his
 Capt. Brockinton, I’m ready to handle the         and former GPA Chairman of the Board            second-story office, Fendig heads out to
 Great Eastern. He answered sternly: ‘When         Senator Mack Mattingly. “No one lobbies         meet his sons for lunch, complaining of some
 you think you’ve learned everything that          harder and with more determination for the      knee pain left over from his high school
 comes along, you’d better stay on the beach.’ ”   benefit of the Brunswick Port,” said Sen.       football days. Football, you ask?
   It’s been eight or nine years since Capt.       Mattingly. “He summons me regularly to his        The sparkle in his eyes returns and leads to
 Fendig’s physician frowned upon his patient’s     office to discuss issues or concern, while on   another burst of joy.
 physically demanding job, navigating the          other occasions he’ll show up in my driveway      But that’s another story for another day.




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PORT NEWS | CARRIER SERVICES




TWIC Timeline Announced for
Savannah and Brunswick
TWIC Will Be Mandatory Beginning December 2008



                                                                       Maiden Voyages
I
        n compliance with the federal government’s
        announcement, the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) will
        begin requiring Transportation Worker Identification
Credential (TWIC) as early as December 2008, at the ports of           Call on GPA
Savannah and Brunswick.
     Starting December 1, unescorted access to any GPA terminal
without a valid TWIC will be prohibited. Port users are being
                                                                       CMA CGM Georgia
advised to retain their GPA credentials. Those credentials will
remain valid and also necessary for presentation to gain access to     The CMA CGM Georgia arrived at the Port of Savannah in June
terminal facilities after the TWIC compliance date.                    2008 on its maiden voyage. This new 5,100-TEU (Twenty-foot
     “Earlier this year, GPA employees completed the TWIC enrollment   equivalent unit) vessel is the tenth in a series of 12 vessels. The
process,” said GPA’s Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “We          Georgia was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan,
strongly encourage all members of the port community to apply for      Korea and is deployed on the PEX 1 service.
TWIC as soon as possible to ensure the program’s successful
implementation and to avoid being denied access.”
     In many cases, it takes months to produce the cards, so now is
the time to enroll to avoid delays. Already, more than 6,600 have
enrolled at Savannah’s TWIC enrollment center, and more than
4,800 have received their cards. In Brunswick, more than 1,400
have enrolled and almost 1,000 credentials have been issued.
     Applicants in Savannah are required to visit the TWIC
enrollment center located in Garden City, Ga., at 5214 Augusta
Road. In Brunswick, the TWIC enrollment center is located at 777
Gloucester St., Suite 402. Both centers are open Monday through
Friday. Hours in Brunswick are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and in Savannah
the center is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
     Each applicant is required to provide biographic information,
sign a disclosure form, provide a complete set of fingerprints, sit
for a digital photograph, provide the necessary identity
                                                                        Photo: Russ Bryant
verification documents and pay an enrollment fee of $132.50. The
credential is valid for five years. Please visit the TWIC website to
                                                                       GPA’s Chief Administrative Officer David Schaller (left)
pre-enroll or for more information at www.tsa.gov/twic.                with CMA CGM of North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joel Haka



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                                                    Mukaddes Kalkavan




                                                    The Mukaddes Kalkavan made its maiden voyage
                                                    to the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal in
                                                    May 2008. This container vessel was built by
                                                    Sedef Shipyard Inc. in 2008 and holds 1,880 TEUs.




CMA CGM M/V Florida




Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in
February 2008, the CMA CGM M/V Florida
arrived at the Garden City Terminal on April 3,
2008. The Florida’s cargo capacity is 5,100 TEUs.




                                                    YML Eminence




                                                    A 268-meter container carrier, the YML
                                                    Eminence, made its maiden voyage to the Port
                                                    of Savannah on June 12, 2008. The Eminence,
                                                    built by C.S.B.C. China Ship Building Co., has a
                                                    container capacity of 4,218 TEUs.


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                                                                               The GPA Welcomes JIMCO
                                                                               Bulk Services to Savannah
                                                                               By Ross Glendye, GPA Intern




                                                                               T
                                                                                           he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) welcomed JIMCO
                                                                                           Bulk Services to Savannah in May, joining a growing list
                                                                                           of port-related businesses. “JIMCO is proud to provide
                                                                               bulk shippers access to export markets through our new bulk
                                                                               trans-loading facility in Garden City, GA by providing cost
                                                                               effective services that move their products from rail cars and
                                                                               trucks to ocean container,” said Jimmie Collins, JIMCO President
A&B Properties Opens                                                           and Founder. JIMCO’s facility is strategically located on the

Distribution Center In Savannah                                                Norfolk Southern railway in proximity to the GPA.
                                                                                  “We’re proud to recognize Jimmie Collins, a long time friend
By Amy Fine, GPA Intern                                                        to the Port of Savannah, for his quick response to market needs
                                                                               with the vision, confidence and financial resources required to
                                                                               construct an operation of this magnitude,” said John Wheeler,
                                                                               GPA’s Director of Trade Development.



A
              lexander and Baldwin Inc. (A&B) purchased the                       With an extensive portfolio of ocean carrier services and
              Savannah Logistics Center, a one million-square-foot             railways that serve America’s heartland, JIMCO is the perfect
              industrial complex this April. A&B will lease the                addition to America’s fastest growing port. “A large portion of
majority of the facility through its Matson Global Distribution                the cargo that is going to be moved by this facility is destined
Services subsidiary, to Hasbro Inc. - maker of Star Wars and                   for Asian markets,” said Wheeler.
Transformers action figures, toys and games, among others, to                     Like other Southeastern exports such as poultry products,
use for logistics operations in the Southeast.                                 Kaolin and frozen citrus, containerized grain and grain by-
     "The acquisition of the Savannah property extends our                     products, exports are a welcome and needed addition to the
geographic reach to one of the busiest and fastest-growing ports               International transportation community and will only further add
in the country,” said A&B Chairman and CEO Allen Doane. “The                   to Savannah’s ability to attract more and more ocean carrier
contract with a company with extensive manufacturing facilities                services to Savannah via the Suez and Panama canals.
in China extends our service reach deeper into customers' value                   JIMCO’s operations will be attractive to the grain companies
and supply chains.”                                                            who ship commodities such as corn, soybean, cottonseed and
     A&B is a diversified corporation with                                     dried distillers grain. In addition, a portion of the export wood
most of its operations centered in                                             pellet shipments may find an opportunity in their shipments
Hawaii. The purchase of the                                                    being loaded into containers.
Savannah facility represents the                                                  “With the opening of JIMCO’s Savannah operations,
first real estate                                                              Georgia’s deepwater ports are now better positioned to serve
investment                                                                     the long-term interests of grain shippers via our container
for A&B                                                                        operations in Savannah, as well as our bulk operations in
east of the Mississippi                                                        Brunswick,” said Wheeler.
and was completed using proceeds
from recent and pending real
estate sales.
     “It was a pleasure working with
the Matson/A&B team in bringing
this facility to Chatham County,”
said Stacy Watson GPA’s Manager
of Economic and Industrial
Development. “Their decision to
                                       Hasbro, Inc. is a worldwide leader in
own and operate a distribution         children’s and family leisure time
                                       products and services with a rich
center here further solidifies
                                       portfolio of brands and entertainment
Savannah’s position as a world-        properties that provide some of the
                                       highest quality and most recognizable
class port with outstanding ties
                                       play and recreational experiences in    Jimmie Collins, holding the scissors, celebrates the opening of JIMCO Bulk
to the retail sector.”                 the world, like TRANSFORMERS.           Services in Savannah.



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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT




Georgia Tech Students Plan for Warehouse Demolition
By Amy Fine, GPA Intern




T
           o maximize use of its current      materials. Recycled concrete from the warehouse demolition would provide an
           footprint, and prepare for the     environmentally safe and cost-effective aggregate base layer for the pavement. The group
           projected 6.5 million TEUs by      proposed positioning for new high mast lighting, storm water drainage, and electrical
2015, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is    utilities. Pavement
removing non-essential equipment and          grading design choices
buildings from the Garden City Terminal.      were made based on
     The Georgia Institute of Technology      parameters given by the
requires its master’s degree engineering      GPA including a maximum
students to complete a real-world project     grade of 1.5 percent and a
before graduating. This year, GPA provided    restriction that container
Georgia Tech students with the Warehouse      units not be placed on
24 Demolition and Paving Project.             top of ridgelines.
Challenging and innovative, this                The engineering
assignment showcased the students’            students exceeded the
training. The project embodied elements       GPA’s expectations and
such as identifying recyclable materials,     gained important real-
storm water drainage design, utility design   world experiences. GPA
and phasing.                                  was pleased to take part
     Georgia Tech students presented a        in the Georgia Tech
                                                                            Pictured (front row): Amy Griswold, Georgia Tech; Eric Turner, Georgia Tech;
schematic design to the GPA in late April     students’ learning and        (second row): Andrew Holbrook, Georgia Tech; Robert Piatkowski, Georgia
                                                                            Tech; Wilson Tillotson, GPA's Director of Engineering & Maintenance; (third
2008. They recommended a phased               found their suggestions
                                                                            row): Patrick Graney, Moffatt Nichol; Jonathan Thomas, Moffatt Nichol; Dr.
demolition that recycled and salvaged         to be valuable.               Michael Rodgers, Georgia Tech




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WTOC-TV and GPA Salute Top Teachers
                                                                                                                    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is a
                                                                                                                    proud sponsor of the WTOC-TV Top
                                                                                                                    Teacher Program. This community
                                                                                                                    partnership involves regional school
                                                                                                                    districts that embrace learning and the
                                                                                                                    education process, along with the
                                                                                                                    recognition and celebration of the
                                                                                                                    accomplishments of area teachers. More
                                                                                                                    than 250 teachers representing 50 schools
                                                                                                                    in K-12 education were nominated. The Top
                                                                                                                    Teacher recognition is given on a weekly
                                                                                                                    basis throughout the school year.

                                                                                                                    Not pictured: Laura Aziz, Claxton High School; Lee
                                                                                                                    Christensen, Glennville Christian Academy; Annie
                                                                                                                    Gay, Chatham Academy; Lara Hermance, Gould
                                                                                                                    Elementary School; Ronnie Hodges, Bulloch
                                                                                                                    Academy; Frankie Hope, Wayne County High School;
                                                                                                                    Askia Jackson, Richmond Hill Elementary School;
Pictured (left to right, Row 1): Jackie Dennerlein, Bloomingdale Elementary School; Tahisha Gresham, DeRenne        Frank A. Kelso, Joseph Martin Elementary School;
Middle School; Elaine Owens, Bible Baptist School; Mildred Troup, Brittin Elementary School; Christopher Schell,    Ansley Mays, Portal Elementary School; Angela
Charles Ellis Montessori School; Margot Bragg, Statesboro High School; Cathy Wiederhold, St. Peter the Apostle,     Morris, Appling County Middle School; Aislinn
(Row 2): Amy Jackson, Claxton Middle School; Katrina Wilcox, East Broad Elementary School; George Capuzello,        Rehwinkel, Memorial Day School; Katy Richter,
Battery Creek High School; Julie Gonye, Georgetown Elementary School; Sandi Rentz, Smiley Elementary School;        Brooklet Elementary School; Alicia Schumacher,
Missy Roddenberry, Effingham County High School, (Row 3): Patricia Burns, Heard Elementary School; Karan            Savannah Arts Academy; Lisa Smith, Bryan County
Blocker, Claxton Middle School; Janetta Alabi-Isama, William James Middle School; Yvette Smith, Southeast Bulloch   High School; Debbie Smith, First Christian Academy;
High School; Melba Herrington, Jeff Davis High School, (Row 4): Charles Davis, Appling County High School; Jesse    Gwendolyn D. Thomas, Barroughs-Mollitte
Lazzuri, St. Andrew’s School; Andrea Cooper, St. Andrew’s School; Richard Krauss, Executive Director of             Elementary School; Pamela Thompson, West
Elementary Schools – Savannah Chatham County Schools; Sonny Dixon, WTOC; Sherrie Price, Bartow Elementary           Chatham Middle School; Clare Vonderwell, Windsor
School; Jamie McCurry, Georgia Ports Authority.                                                                     Forest High School.




GPA Hosts Wage Survey Luncheon
The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA)
Human Resources Department hosted
its annual wage survey luncheon in June
2008. It was presented by the GPA in
appreciation for all of the companies in
Savannah, Ga., and the surrounding
areas that participated in GPA’s
wage/benefits survey. During the lunch,
the group conducted a round-table
discussion on ideas and suggestions for
regional human resources departments
to stay on top of the latest trends of the
twenty-first century.

Pictured left to right: Front row: Jocelyn Baker,
Colonial Oil; Tracy Thompson-Lee, IKEA; Jamie
Gallegos, Tronox; Jill Fitzgerald, IKEA; Louise
Copeland, Chatham County; Richard Allison,
Weyerhauser. Row 2: Kim Greene, Dollar Tree;
Carol Simmons, Dollar Tree; Brandi Sykes, Target;
Mary Simmons, City of Savannah; Rosa Simmons,
GPA; Ann Bond, Georgia Stevedore Association.
Row 3: Donna Carter, Great Dane; Amanda Martin,
Target; Butch Krishnamurti, Great Dane; David
Deason, Colonial Oil; Gail Dick, City of Savannah;
Ginger Faulconer, Imperial; Row 4: Stacy Hunter,
Pier 1 Imports; Butch Almeida, Colonial Oil; Row
5: Tony Anderson, GPA, Ted Quarterman, GPA



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Port of Savannah
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Port of Savannah                                                                                                                                                           Savannah
Trade Area/Line                                            Agent                  Frequency                   Terminal                            Type Service             Ocean Carrier Agency Key

Africa (East-South-West)                                                                                                                                                   ACL     Atlantic Containers
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                   (800) 225-1235
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF              APL     APL
Hoegh Autoliners ........................................HU ..................Fortnightly..................OT ..........................................RO/RO                      (800) 999-7733
Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF      AUS     Australia National
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                                 (912) 963-2825
Safmarine ......................................................MS......................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
                                                                                                                                                                           B       Biehl & Company
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   (912) 234-7221
                                                                                                                                                                           BAR     Barwill Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                   (912) 233-3239
Australia/New Zealand                                                                                                                                                      C       Carolina Shipping
Australia National ......................................AUS..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                             Company, LP
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   (912) 234-7221
Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                           CAP     Capes Shipping
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   (888) 627-3738
Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Marfret............................................................CAP..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF           CC      CMA CGM (America) Inc.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO                                                           (201) 770-5268
                                                                                                                                                                           COS     COSCO
                                                                                                                                                                                   (843) 769-5443
                                                                                                                                                                           CS      China Shipping
Caribbean/Islands of the Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                                                   (912) 231-6568
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                           E       Evergreen Line
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      (843) 856-7600
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                         HJ      Hanjin Shipping Co., LTD.
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF              (912) 966-1220
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF           (678) 239-0200


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Savannah
Ocean Carrier Agency Key             Trade Area/Line                                                Agent                    Frequency                     Terminal                              Type Service

HPL     Hapag-Lloyd (America)        Port of Savannah Sailing Schedule Continued
        (912) 238-3510
        (800) 351-8811
                                     Far East/Indonesia/Malaysia
HS      Hamburg Sud                  APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (888) 920-7447               Australia National ......................................AUS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (888) 930 7447               China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
HU      Hoegh Autoliners Inc.        CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (904) 696-7750               COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
HYU     Hyundai                      Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (704) 972-3100               Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ISS     Inchcape Shipping            Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 644-7151
                                     Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Hyundai General Cargo ............................ISS ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
K       K-Line
                                     K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (800) 609-3221
                                     Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (770) 618-4100
                                     Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
MOL     Mitsui OSK Lines             Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (843) 965-4900               NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
MS      Maersk                       Oldendorff ....................................................BAR....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
        (800) 321-8807               OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
MSC     Mediterranean Shipping       Pan Ocean ....................................................BAR ................Fortnightly..................OT ....................................................BB
        (843) 971-4100               Rickmers-Linie ..............................................C ..................Inducement ................OT ....................................................BB
NL      Norton Lilly International   Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 966-3000               Saga ..................................................................C ......................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
NYK     NYK Marine                   Stolt ..................................................................ISS ..................Fortnightly ................GCT ............................................BULK
                                     Toko....................................................................C....................Fortnightly..................OT ....................................................BB
        (912) 964-9413
                                     United Arab ..................................................UA ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (770) 956-9444
                                     Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
OOC     OOCL (USA), Inc.
                                     Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (888) 388-6625
                                     ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
SS      Southern Shipping
        (912) 644-7083
STR     Star Shipping                Mediterranean
        (912) 236-4144               China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (770) 226-5900               CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
TER     Terminal Shipping            COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 964-5200               Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
TUR     Turkon Line                  Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (201) 866-6966               Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 966-1008               K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
UA      United Arab                  Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 233-1970
                                     NSCSA ..............................................................B........................21 Days......................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
        (908) 272-0050
                                     NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
WWL     Wallenius Wilhelmsen
                                     OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        Logistics
                                     Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 965-7450               Star Shipping ..............................................STR ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
YM      Yang Ming (America) Corp.    Turkon ............................................................TUR ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 238-0329               United Arab ..................................................UA ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ZIM     Zim American-Israeli         Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 964-3100               ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF



                                     North Europe/UK/Ireland/Scandinavia/Baltic
                                     APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Savannah Terminal                    Atlantic Container Line ............................ACL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
and Cargo Service Keys               Australia National ......................................AUS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
GCT     Garden City Terminal         Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
OT      Ocean Terminal               Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
CONT    Container
                                     Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
BB      Breakbulk
                                     Jo Tankers ......................................................SS ..................Fortnightly ................GCT ............................................BULK
BULK    Bulk
RO/RO   Roll-On/Roll-Off
REF     Refrigerated                 For all-water and inland transit times and services, visit the GPA Global Carrier Service Matrix at www.gaports.com.


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SAILING SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                                                                       Savannah Terminal
Trade Area/Line                                                Agent                    Frequency                     Terminal                              Type Service               and Cargo Service Keys


Port of Savannah Sailing Schedule Continued                                                                                                                                            GCT     Garden City Terminal
                                                                                                                                                                                       OT      Ocean Terminal
                                                                                                                                                                                       CONT    Container
Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                       BB      Breakbulk
Marfret............................................................CAP..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                                     BULK    Bulk
Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                       RO/RO   Roll-On/Roll-Off
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                  REF     Refrigerated
OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Rickmers-Linie ..............................................C ..................Inducement ................OT ....................................................BB
Saga ..................................................................C ......................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
VOC STEEL ..................................................TER ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF


Red Sea/Persian Gulf/India/Pakistan/Burma
APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hoegh Autoliners ........................................HU ..................Fortnightly..................OT ..........................................RO/RO
Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
NSCSA ..............................................................B........................21 Days......................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Rickmers-Linie ..............................................C ..................Inducement ................OT ....................................................BB
Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
United Arab ..................................................UA ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF


South/Central America
APL.................................................................. APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Star Shipping ..............................................STR ....................Weekly......................OT ....................................................BB
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF




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                                                                                                                                                  Port of Brunswick
Photo: David Smalls




                                              Port of Brunswick
           Brunswick
           Ocean Carrier Agency Key           Trade Area/Line                                               Agent                   Frequency                     Terminal                             Type Service


           C          Carolina Shipping
                                              Far East/Indonesia/Malaysia
                      (912) 265-9861          Eukor ................................................................ISS......................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
           HU         Hoegh Autoliners Inc.   Hoegh Autoliners ........................................HU ..................Fortnightly ..................CI ............................................RO/RO
                      (904) 696-7750          Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
           ISS        Inchcape Shipping
                      (912) 644-7151
                                              Mexico
           STR        Star Shipping
                                              VW Transport ................................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO
                      (912) 236-4144
           WWL        Wallenius Wilhelmsen
                      Logistics               Northern Europe/UK/Ireland/Scandinavia/Baltic
                      (912) 264-9559          American RO/RO......................................WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
                      (912) 280-1182          Star Shipping ..............................................STR ....................10 Days ....................MP ....................................................BB
                                              VW Transport ................................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO
                                              Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO


                                              South America (East-North)
                                              VW Transport ................................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO

           Brunswick Terminal
           and Cargo Service Keys


           CI         Colonel’s Island
           MP         Mayor’s Point
           BB         Breakbulk
           RO/RO      Roll-On/Roll-Off


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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT




Port of Savannah Propeller Club
                              CELEBRATES 75 YEARS
By Amy Fine, GPA Intern




T
            he U.S. Congress created
            National Maritime Day in 1933 to
            recognize the sacrifices made by
domestic seafarers and the U.S. Merchant
Marines. It is observed annually on May 22,
which is the date that the American
steamship, S.S. Savannah, set sail from
Savannah, Ga., on the first transoceanic
voyage under steam power.
     In May 2008, members of the Port of
Savannah’s Propeller Club gathered at the
S.S. Savannah monument on River Street to
commemorate National Maritime Day. As
part of the club’s annual tradition, Savannah                                                                                              Photo: Lynn Wright

Propeller Club member Dudley New tossed
a floral wreath in the Savannah River to        Propeller Club, Savannah, Georgia - 1933 - 2008
                                                Past presidents pictured left to right: Seated: Ed Bazemore 1997/1998; John Powers 1983/1984; Walter Caceres
memorialize the lives lost at sea.
                                                1970/1971; Dudley New 1996/1997; Standing: Charlie Sutlive 2004/2005; Anna Arnsdorf 2000/2001; Richard
     This year’s celebration marked the 75th    Rominger 1998/1999; Langston Bass 2005/2006; Jerry Hogan 1984/1985; Charles Williams 1987/1988; Chuck Davis
                                                2002/2003; Ernie Rubadue 1976/1977 and Ralph Maggioni 2006/2007.
Anniversary of the Port of Savannah’s
chapter of the Propeller Club. At a reception
following the ceremony, Propeller Club          2008 Maritime Person of the Year honors.                 strong support our club receives from the
International President Rockney A. Nigretto        Savannah's Propeller Club is currently                local maritime community.”
of Tacoma, Wash. was the guest of honor.        composed of more than 240 members                           The Propeller Club was first conceived in
Chuck Davis of Cargo Group was named            representing more than 75 organizations in               1922 with the first club being organized in
2008 Propeller Club Member of the Year,         the Savannah maritime community.                         1923 in New York. The Savannah Club was
while river fixture Jerry Hogan, former            “We have had very strong growth over                  organized a decade later on February 13,
president of M.J. Hogan & Co., received         the last few years,” said Hugh Loyd, past-               1933. Propeller Clubs promote the maritime
                                                president of the Savannah’s Propeller Club.              industry and provide a formalized
                                                “This growth, of course, is reflective of the            networking organization for members of the
                                                success of our ports, but also shows the                 maritime community.




                                                                                                                                              Photo: Lynn Wright
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PORT NEWS


                                                                            GPA’s FY2006 Annual Report Wins
                                                                            Bronze Anvil Award


                                                                            G
                                                                                       eorgia Ports Authority (GPA) received the Public
                                                                                       Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2008 Bronze Anvil
                                                                                       Award, the top honor given by PRSA for an annual report,
                                                                            for GPA’s FY2006 Annual Report: Redefining the Pace of Trade. Each
                                                                            year, PRSA presents Bronze Anvil Awards to organizations that
                                                                            represent the very best in public relations tactics. GPA received its
                                                                            recognition in the category of annual reports (up to $500 million).
                                                                              Through copy, charts and stop-action photography, the Georgia
                                                                            Ports Authority’s FY2006 Annual Report: Redefining the Pace of
U.S. Customs & Border                                                       Trade illustrates the ports’ importance to its stakeholders.

Protection Expands Its                                                        “We judge our people, operations and technology on how well
                                                                            they perform and serve our customers,” said GPA’s Executive Director
Savannah Operations                                                         Doug J. Marchand.
By Ross Glendye, GPA Intern                                                 “Recognition by PRSA
                                                                            signifies our annual
                                                                            report ranks as the
                                                                            best of the best.”


T
             he U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency
             expanded its operations by recently establishing a new,        GPA’s external affairs
             state-of-the-art facility within five miles of the Port of     team produced the
Savannah. CBP continues to have on-site facilities on the Georgia           annual report under
Ports Authority’s (GPA) Garden City Terminal.                               the leadership of
     “Our expansion has mirrored the GPA’s increase in volume and as a      GPA’s Director of
result, we had outgrown our facilities on the port’s terminals,” said       External Affairs
CBP’s Lynn Brennan, Assistant Port Director. Savannah’s Area Port           Robert Morris.
Director John Porter, who was recently assigned to the Port of
Savannah from the Port of Mobile, AL, said he “was amazed at the
amount of cargo transiting the port of Savannah.” Porter plans to
continue to work with the Savannah Trade Community to facilitate the
flow of legitimate cargo, while maintaining a secure posture of the port.
     Since September 11, 2001, the federal government has put into
action a multi-layered defense strategy to keep American ports safe
and secure. New technologies have been installed with additional
technologies being enhanced. With these additional measures taken
by CBP, port security funding has increased by 700 percent.
     “U.S. Customs & Border Protection has a difficult mission of
securing our borders against terrorists and terrorist weapons, while
ensuring the free flow of legitimate trade,” said Brennan. “We work
closely with the GPA as the largest terminal operator to ensure we
accomplish our mission of effectively moving the legitimate cargo.
Together we have enhanced our processes with the trade community
to ensure we continue to have an efficient working port.”
     As part of the new multi-layered defense systems, the GPA and
CBP launched a real-time container inspection tracking system last
year. The tracking system, COAT [or (Contraband Enforcement Team),
Outbound, Agriculture and Trade] improves communication between
the GPA and CBP. It allows local CBP officers to notify GPA when a
container is designated for inspection, creates work orders to move
containers through the inspection process, updates seal changes and
tracks the release of individual containers – all in real time.
     According to GPA’s Division Manager, Administration and Planning
Reggie Sykes: “Given that the COAT system is Customs’ independent
system and is linked to GPA’s Navis operation, it allows for a quick
‘error-free’ transfer from Customs’ systems to GPA’s systems.”



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