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					SECOND QUARTER 2009 • VOL. 49
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New Services
STRENGTHEN
Savannah’s Scope
                                     Chicken of the Sea
                                       Selects Georgia
                                Marchand Inducted into
                                Maritime Hall of Fame
In This Issue
Second Quarter 2009 • Volume 49


New Services Strengthen
Savannah’s Scope ......................................................................................6                                                 Adam Kuehl




                                                                                                                                                                              ROBERT C. MORRIS
Port News                                                                                                                                                                     Editor
GPA’s Environmental Initiatives .......................................................................................................................... 11
         GPA Adopts Environmental Policy .......................................................................................................... 11                        AMY SHAFFER
         GPA Recycled Almost One-Third of its Total Waste in 2008 ........................................................ 11                                                 Managing Editor
         GPA Director Tillotson Receives LEED Accreditation ...................................................................... 11
                                                                                                                                                                              LEE BECKMANN
         Trucks Upgraded with Tier III Engines .................................................................................................... 11
                                                                                                                                                                              DANICA GRONE
Infrastructure Improvements .............................................................................................................................. 14                 DEBBIE RHODES
         Four New Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive at Port of Savannah ........................................ 14                                                            Copy Editors
         New Grain Tank Brought Online in Brunswick .................................................................................... 15
         GPA Completes Electrified Refrigerated Cargo Racks.................................................................... 15                                            DEBBIE RHODES
                                                                                                                                                                              Advertising Associate

Portfolio
Chicken of the Sea to Open Canning Operations in Lyons ...................................................................... 8
Academy Sports + Outdoors Opens New Twiggs County Facility ........................................................ 9
IKEA Savannah Eliminates Wood Pallets ...................................................................................................... 22
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Economic Impact Spotlight: Northwest Region .......................................................................................... 16
Georgia: Open for Business.................................................................................................................................. 17               This publication is not copyrighted
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New Savannah Roundtable Enhances Supply Chain Management...................................................... 17
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Former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly................................................................................................................ 18
                                                                                                                                                                              GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY
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Carrier Services                                                                                                                                                              P.O. Box 2406
Port of Savannah Welcomes New Services                                                                                                                                        Savannah, GA 31402
         CAGEMAML - CAGEMA Mainliner Service..............................................................................................7                                   Phone: (912) 964-3855
                                                                                                                                                                              Toll Free: (800) 342-8012
         TP10 - Transpacific 10 Service / Hudson Loop Service / CSX - China Savannah Express ......12
                                                                                                                                                                              Fax: (912) 964-3921
         AAE1 - Asia America East Loop 1 Service ............................................................................................12
                                                                                                                                                                              externalaffairs@gaports.com
         TP3 - Transpacific 3 Service / Columbus Loop Service ..................................................................13
         AWE2 - Allwater COSCO Lane Service ..................................................................................................13
Maiden Voyages ......................................................................................................................................................28


Community Involvement
GPA Donates Mobile Generator to American Red Cross ........................................................................20


Noteworthy
Marchand Named to 16th International Maritime Hall of Fame..............................................................10
Ceres Recognized as Georgia’s Safest Stevedore in 2008 ....................................................................30


Sailing Schedule .......................................................................................................................................... 24

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AUTHORITY MEMBERS




Georgia Ports Authority




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




    HUGH GILLIS        ROBERT S. JEPSON, Jr.         JIM LIENTZ           BARTOW MORGAN, Jr.             JOHN NEELY                ALEC POITEVINT         HUGH M. TARBUTTON
      Member                  Member              Ex-Officio Member                Member                  Member                     Member                        Member
     SOPERTON                 SAVANNAH                   ATLANTA                LAWRENCEVILLE            RICHMOND HILL               BAINBRIDGE                SANDERSVILLE




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                                                                                                                                PERSPECTIVE



Perspective:
Doug J. Marchand
Creating Opportunities by Gaining Market Share



                                                terminal improvements like building              Executive Staff
                                                additional refrigerated container racks and
                                                                                                 DOUG J. MARCHAND
                                                a new container washdown area.
                                                                                                 Executive Director
                                                   Already the largest and most efficient
                                                container terminal in the United States,
                                                                                                 CURTIS J. FOLTZ
                                                Garden City Terminal has yet to reach its
                                                                                                 Chief Operating Officer
                                                full potential. The arrival of four additional
                                                super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes
                                                                                                 DAVID A. SCHALLER
                                                this year brings our total to 23 post-
                                                                                                 Chief Administrative Officer
                                                Panamax class cranes on nearly 10,000 feet
                                                of continuous berthing. Also this year, 11
                                                                                                 CLIFF PYRON
                                                new rubber-tired gantry cranes will be
                                                                                                 Chief Commercial Officer
                                                assembled and commissioned for use.
                                                   In the past six months, nine new services
                                                                                                 LISE MARSHALL
                                                have started calling on the Port of
                                                                                                 Director of Human Resources
                                                Savannah. Two of these services, SAE and




E
           ven in tough economic times, the     CAGEMA, have opened the doors for new
                                                                                                 ROBERT C. MORRIS
           Georgia’s ports provide a vital      markets for Georgia’s products in the
                                                                                                 Director of External Affairs
           economic lifeline for the state of   Caribbean and Central America.
Georgia. The Georgia Ports Authority’s             At the GPA, we take our responsibility to
                                                                                                 MARIE H. ROBERTS
(GPA) ambitious and well thought out            be good stewards of the environment very
                                                                                                 Director of Finance
strategic development plan has positioned       seriously. As part of our sustainability
our ports as the most accessible, efficient     commitment and new environmental policy,
                                                                                                 WILSON TILLOTSON
and best equipped in the nation.                we look at every project from the outset to
                                                                                                 Director of Engineering and
  While the current economic challenges         identify ways in which we can use and
                                                                                                 Facilities Maintenance
demand consideration, this is not a time to     reuse recycled materials, reduce emissions
retreat from the planning and construction      and eliminate waste.
                                                                                                 JOHN D. TRENT
that have driven so much prosperity. In            While the world’s economy may be
                                                                                                 Director of Operations
fact this is precisely the time to secure       struggling today, the strategic advantages
additional capacity and, in doing so, create    that have been the foundation of our
                                                                                                 JOHN M. WHEELER
additional economic opportunity and             success continue to shine brightly. Our
                                                                                                 Director of Trade Development
sustainable growth for generations              goal is to strengthen these advantages
to come.                                        and achieve even greater success
  Infrastructure improvements, like             moving forward.
bringing new cranes online in Savannah
and adding a new grain storage tank in
Brunswick, will ensure we are ready for
cargo when increased cargo calls on
Georgia’s ports. We are also completing          Doug J. Marchand, GPA’s Executive Director




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COVER STORY




                                                                                          New Services
                                              STRENGTHEN
                                                                        Savannah’s Scope
Central America and Caribbean Now Have a Direct Link to Georgia

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          wo of the Port of Savannah’s            U.S. East Coast and Central America,” said        “The addition of the Port of Savannah to
          newest services have opened the         Maersk Line Director Apparel Sales Brian        the Cagema service offers CMA CGM’s
          doors to a whole new world for          Moore. “In an economy where dollars count,      customers direct access to the growing
Georgia’s products. For the first time services   days can make the difference so why let your    Caribbean and South American markets,”
calling on Central America and the Caribbean      freight take the highway when it can cruise     said CMA CGM (America) President Frank J.
now include Savannah in their rotation.           up the coast?”                                  Baragona. “The Port of Savannah offers
    The South Atlantic Express or SAE began         The recently enacted Central American         excellent intermodal connections within the
calling on Savannah, its first U.S. inbound       Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and the            U.S. Southeast providing our customers with
port of call, in March 2009. As Savannah’s        growing trend of near-sourcing closer to the    fast transits and an opportunity to access
first dedicated Central American service,         U.S. market have also boosted Central           CMA CGM’s comprehensive Latin America
Maersk’s SAE service helps diversify              America-U.S. East Coast trade. In addition,     service network. Calling the Port of Savannah
Savannah’s expanding portfolio. With              Guatemala and Honduras are growing              expands our regional coverage from the U.S.
direct calls on Central America’s East Coast      markets for Georgia’s poultry and               East Coast and allows us to meet our
ports of Puerto Cortes, Honduras, Santo           paper exports.                                  customers’ needs with a fast, efficient service
Tomas and Guatemala, SAE service                    In June 2009, CMA CGM’s new Cagema            linking to our global network.”
provides Savannah access to a rapidly             Mainliner Service began calling on Savannah.      The Cagema service’s core market, the
expanding market.                                 It is poised to serve most of the Eastern       Eastern Caribbean, has performed relatively
    “Maersk Line’s new SAE service scope          Caribbean. It includes a Jamaican port call,    well through 2008 given the global economic
offers the Latin America trading community        which will act as a transshipment hub for the   turmoil. This is due for the most part on the
exactly what they demand, fast, reliable and      Western Caribbean including Cuba and            composition of trade, which is dominated by
cost effective direct transport between the       Dominican Republic.                             food and consumer exports.

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                                                                                                           COVER STORY | EMERGING MARKETS




CAGEMAML – Cagema
Mainliner Service                                CENTRAL AMERICA
                                                 By Roberto Rodriguez, GPA’s General Manager of Marketing and Business Development




                                                 C
                                                           entral American countries have               Central America’s
                                                           evolved from pure agricultural-             Import Commodities
                                                           based economies dependent on
                                                 fruits and vegetables to earn foreign
                                                                                                Other Manufacturing Inputs 6%
                                                 reserves into diversified economies
                                                 involving electronics, high technology and     Textiles, Fabrics & Cotton 3%
CMA CGM’s Cagema Mainliner Service               apparel. They have become avid buyers of
between the Caribbean and the U.S. East                                                         Consumer Goods 8%
                                                 basic materials, textiles and machinery to
coast has been extended to include a Port        sustain a new manufacturing base and
of Savannah call. The Cagema Mainliner           improving per capita incomes, which are
will make weekly calls using three 1,100-        increasing consumers’ discretionary
TEU vessels. This service is Savannah’s first    purchasing power.
connection to the ports of Philipsburg (St.        The Central America Free Trade
Maarten), Fort De France (Martinique),           Agreement (CAFTA) is now in effect in all
Castries (St. Lucia), Port of Spain (Trinidad    participating countries (Costa Rica,                Food 44%
& Tobago), Oranjestad (Aruba) and El             Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El
Guamache (Venezuela). The rotation also          Salvador and Dominican Republic).
includes Kingston and Rio Haina.                                                                                        Apparel 39%
                                                 Panama is now under consideration by
  "By strengthening the Cagema service,          Congress for ratification of its Free Trade
the CMA CGM Group can now offer its              Agreement (FTA) and Mexico is already
customers an optimum quality of service          covered by the North America Free Trade
and unique port coverage between North           Agreement (NAFTA).
America and the Caribbean region,” said            With these agreements in place,
CMA CGM’s Vice-President Caribbean and                                                          Food and apparel represent more than 80
                                                 Georgia is among the beneficiaries of the      percent of the Southeast import trade.
Latin America Lines Laurent Falguière.           increased trade with Central America.          Chiquita, Dole, Hanes, Kimberly-Clark, Fruit
“Thanks to a strategic call at Rio Haina, it                                                    of the Loom, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s are
                                                 Georgia is the fifth largest exporter to the   among the largest importers.
also guarantees new opportunities                region among all 50 states. Fabric mill
Southbound and Northbound between                products are the largest product category
America’s East Coast and the expanding           representing 42 percent of the exports
market in the Dominican Republic.”               from Georgia. Other products such as
  The Cagema Mainliner Service also              paper products, chemicals and foods are                Central America’s
provides connections through multiple ports      also expected to benefit.                             Export Commodities
to the Cagema Inter Island Service, the            The two main countries of Central
Brazil Express, and several other Caribbean      America, Honduras and Guatemala,
feeder services. It builds on Savannah’s Latin   represent as much as 62 percent of                                    Other
America and Caribbean portfolio.                 the U.S. Southeast imports and half
                                                                                                                       Manuf.
                                                                                                                       Inputs
                                                 of its exports. Most of these products have
       Turnaround Days               21                                                                                  11%
          Frequency                Weekly        moved through the South Florida ports of           Textiles,                   Food 9%
      Number of Vessels              3           Port Everglades and Miami. Charleston,             Fabrics,
                                                                                                    Cotton &
 Avg. TEU Capacity per Vessel       1,100        Norfolk and Savannah follow at a distance,                                  Mach., Appl.
                                                                                                   Apparel 41%
                                                 but have a faster growth rate.                                              & Elec. 12%
                   To Savannah   From Savannah     Until recently, Savannah was not a
                       From            To
                                                 significant trade partner due to its lack of
     Kingston             15             5                                                                              Auto 12%
                                                 direct services to the region. With the                        Retail
    Rio Haina             14             6
                                                 addition of Maersk’s SAE service,                            Consumer
     San Juan             13             7
                                                 Savannah has the potential to attract a
                                                                                                              Goods 15%
    Philipsburg           12             8
  Fort de France          10          10         growing amount of imports and exports
     Castries             9            11        to the region. Other carriers like CMA
   Port of Spain          9            11        CGM, Maersk, ZIM, MSC, Hapag Lloyd and         Textiles, fabrics, apparel for assembly
   El Guamache            7           13                                                        comprise 40 percent of the export market
                                                 APL also serve these countries via             with consumer products and automotive
    Oranjestad            6           14                                                        products coming in strong.
                                                 transshipment in the Caribbean.

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PORTFOLIO




Chicken of the Sea to Open
Canning Operation in Lyons
Georgia’s Ports Seal the Deal for Cold Imported Cargo


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          hicken of the Sea International      Georgia Quick Start to train its employees.       viable and competitive, and we are
          announced plans in May 2009 to         “State and local officials in Lyons             looking forward to being part of the
          return tuna canning to the United    presented us with a tremendous                    Lyons community.”
States and open a domestic canning             opportunity that ensures our ability to             Chicken of the Sea International will
operation in Lyons, Ga. The company will       compete in the marketplace for the long           import its frozen tuna loins through the
create 200 jobs and invest $20 million.        term,” said President of Chicken of the Sea       Port of Savannah. The initial annual volume
    “We are proud that Georgia will be home
to Chicken of the Sea’s first domestic
canning operation,” said Georgia Gov.
Sonny Perdue. “Our state’s strong
workforce, dynamic ports and extensive
                                               “      We were very impressed with the Port of
                                                      Savannah’s refrigerated container
                                                      handling capabilities and its excellent
transportation network make it a natural
choice for food processing plants that want
to keep costs down and reach their markets
quickly and efficiently.”
                                                      customer service.
                                                                                                 - Kevin McClain, Supply Chain
                                                                                             Vice President, Chicken of the Sea
                                                                                                                                        ”
    Chicken of the Sea is bringing canning
operations to a 200,000-square-foot facility
in Lyons, where workers will process frozen    International Shue Wing Chan. “The state of       projection is 2,500 Twenty-foot Equivalent
tuna loins into shelf stable Chicken of The    Georgia provided a business development           Units (TEUs).
Sea canned tuna to be shipped throughout       package that makes for a smooth transition.         “Georgia’s strong base of exported
the United States. The company expects to      We expect this new canning operation will         refrigerated cargo makes it an ideal
begin operations in October and will utilize   ensure Chicken of the Sea will remain             complement for chilled and frozen imported




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                                                                                                                                    PORTFOLIO




products,” said Georgia Ports Authority’s
(GPA) Chief Commercial Officer Cliff
                                               Academy Sports + Outdoors Opens New
Pyron. “As the leading exporter of             Twiggs County Facility
refrigerated cargo on the U.S. East Coast,
the Port of Savannah’s infrastructure for
refrigerated cargo is second to none.



                                               A
Georgia’s dominance in the export                          cademy Sports + Outdoors celebrated the opening of its second national
refrigerated market provides many                          distribution center with a reception in March 2009.
opportunities for companies that import                       "Georgia's logistics advantages have once again attracted a great company
containerized refrigerated freight.”           and new jobs for our citizens," Governor Perdue said. "Our business climate is strong
  The GPA is an important resource for         because Georgia has the right resources, including workforce and transportation
Chicken of the Sea. “We were very              infrastructure, which allow successful companies such as Academy Sports + Outdoors to
impressed with the Port of Savannah’s          come here and thrive."
refrigerated container handling capabilities     Opening in February 2009, Academy’s new distribution facility in Jeffersonville, Ga.,
and its excellent customer service,” said      includes more than 1.2 million square feet and will accommodate 28 stores. It has capacity
Chicken of the Sea’s Supply Chain Vice         to support Academy’s future growth throughout the Southeast.
President Kevin McClain. “Once we heard          “We are excited to be expanding into the Twiggs County area,” said Academy Sports +
GPA’s presentation, we expanded our            Outdoors Executive Vice President of Distribution and Logistics Ken Attaway. “The City of
search to include Georgia. We selected a       Jeffersonville has made us feel welcome from the start. We look forward to becoming
location that offered the best combination     active members of this community and bringing opportunities to people here.”
of port proximity, competitive incentives        Located in the I-16 corridor about 120 miles from the Port of Savannah, Twiggs County is
and complementary industry.”                   an ideal location for distribution centers. "In a time of economic turmoil, the opening of
  Toombs County officials welcomed             Academy Sports + Outdoors' distribution center in Twiggs County has brought renewed
Chicken of the Sea. “We are extremely          economic enthusiasm, more than 400 new jobs, and the added benefit of subsidiary
excited that Chicken of the Sea realizes the   businesses such as Texas Freight Services of Georgia," said Director of Economic
great potential of opening a major facility    Development for Twiggs County Judy Sherling. “The team from Academy Sports +
in Toombs County and has decided to join       Outdoors has already made a difference in our local vitality, and we look forward to
our family of respected companies,” said       partnering with them for years to come.”
Chairman of the Toombs County                    Founded in 1938, Academy is headquartered in Katy, Texas. The company has grown
Development Authority Sam Polk. “The           into one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers with 112 stores in 11 states by
decision reflects on Toombs County’s           offering a broad selection of equipment, apparel and footwear at everyday low prices.
efforts to improve economic opportunities      Academy is the highest in sales per store and per square foot of any sporting goods
in our region. The jobs and investment will    retailer in the country and is expanding with additional store locations planned throughout
greatly assist in our efforts to strengthen    the southern United States.
the industrial base. On behalf of the
Toombs County Development Authority, I
thank Chicken of the Sea for the positive
contribution to our citizens.”
  Georgia’s statewide economic
development team involved in locating the
operation in Toombs County included
Project Manager for the Georgia
Department of Economic Development
Chris Pumphrey, Pat Dinon with the State
of Georgia, Georgia Power Senior Project
Manager Buddy Glazner and GPA’s
Manager of Economic and Industrial
Development Stacy B. Watson.
  Chicken of the Sea provides a variety of
shelf-stable seafood products, including
tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp, oysters, clams,
mackerel and sardines. The Chicken of the
Sea brand and famous Mermaid icon are
                                               Pictured left to right: Georgia District 140 Rep. Bubber Epps, Academy Sports + Outdoors'
among the most recognized brands in            Executive Vice-President of Distribution and Logistics Ken Attaway, Georgia House Minority
                                               Leader Rep. DuBose Porter, Academy's Director of Operations Burnie Sloan, Academy's
America. For more information,
                                               President Rodney Faldyn, Academy's Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development
visit www.chickenofthesea.com.                 Michelle McKinney, and Twiggs County Commissioners Chairman Ray Bennett.



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NOTEWORTHY




      Marchand Named to 16th
International Maritime Hall of Fame
                        GPA’s Executive Director Recognized for
                          Leadership, Innovation and Vision
                                                      Bainbridge and Columbus. During the                                       received numerous awards and distinctions
                                                      14 years of his tenure, the Authority’s                                   during the course of his Maritime career,
                                                      container and automobile volumes have                                     including Savannah Chamber of Commerce’s
                                                      more than quadrupled. Today, the Port of                                  2004 Industrial Person of the Year, the
                                                      Savannah is recognized as the nation’s                                    Journal of Commerce Leadership Roll in
                                                      fourth largest and fastest growing                                        International Trade, and Georgia Trend’s 100
                                                      container port.                                                           Most Influential Georgians for four years
                                                                         As Executive Director of the Authority’s               running. In 1997, Marchand received
                                                      $250-million annual budget and nearly                                     Professional Port Manager (PPM®) Program
                                                      1,000 employees, Marchand and his team                                    Certification through the American
                                                      have transformed Georgia’s maritime                                       Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).
                                                      industry into a dynamic economic engine.                                      Marchand has held leadership positions
                                                      He has successfully combined effective                                    in the AAPA and currently serves on the
                                                      marketing strategies and capital investment                               Executive Committee of that 125-member
                                                      to achieve results.                                                       organization. Marchand is also a Board
                                                                         “Doug’s leadership and vision have                     Director for the Georgia Freight Bureau, the
                                                      contributed to an unprecedented growth                                    Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the South



G
           eorgia Ports Authority’s (GPA)             period for the Georgia Ports Authority,”                                  Atlantic Caribbean Ports Association and the
           Executive Director Doug J.                 said Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. “Even in                                  International Association of Ports & Harbors.
           Marchand was honored as one                tough economic times, the GPA is positioned                                   Other honorees for the 16th International
of the International Maritime Hall of Fame’s          to continue this trend of bringing jobs and                               Maritime Hall of Fame include International
newest members on May 13, 2009, at                    new opportunities for Georgia well into                                   President of International Organization of
the United Nations in New York City. The              the future.”                                                              Masters for Mates & Pilots Captain Timothy
International Maritime Hall of Fame was                                  Marchand’s story of success has been                   A. Brown, General Maritime Corporation
founded in 1993 and recognizes maritime               featured in many international publications,                              Chairman Peter C. Gergiopoulos, China
visionaries, who, through excellence in their         including the page-one story in The Wall                                  Shipping (Group Company) President Li
company, organization, or services, best              Street Journal, “How Savannah Brought New                                 Shaode and Ports America Advisory Board’s
exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking        Life to Its Aging Port.” Marchand has                                     Senior Strategic Advisor Douglas A. Tilden.
that will guide the maritime industry in the
21st Century.                                                                   Port of Savannah Container Throughput 1995-2008
                                                                        3,000
     “By creating unique opportunities
and success at the Ports of Savannah and
Brunswick, Doug has set the standard in the                             2,500
port industry and developed a model others
attempt to duplicate,” said GPA’s Chairman
                                                                        2,000
                                                 In Thousands of TEUs




of the Board Steve Green. “From targeting
distribution centers to capitalizing on
                                                                                                                                                                    2,604,310 TEUs


                                                                                                                                                                                      2,616,125 TEUs




specialized cargo segments, Doug’s                                      1,500
excellent management has created a
historic track record for the Georgia
                                                                        1,000
Ports Authority.”
     Marchand has served as GPA’s Executive
Director since 1995. The GPA is a statewide                              500
                                                                                  627,212




entity that owns and operates deepwater
terminals in Savannah and Brunswick and
                                                                           0
manages inland river barge terminals in                                          1995       1996   1997   1998   1999   2000 2001   2002   2003   2004 2005   2006 2007              2008



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                                                                                                                                            PORT NEWS




GPA’s ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
GPA Adopts Environmental Policy
In April 2009, the Georgia Ports Authority
(GPA) instituted a policy to improve port
operations with consideration for best
environmental practices and procedures.
  “Efficient cargo movement is our job, and
this policy establishes the framework by
which we will evaluate our operations and
determine how we can operate in an even
more environmentally-friendly manner,” said
GPA’s Executive Director Doug J. Marchand.
“As our environmental programs evolve at
our facilities, this new policy will be
considered in present and future decisions.”
  The GPA is one of five North American
ports chosen to participate in the
Environmental Management System                 This liquid bulk tank, built in the late 1970s, has been dismantled and removed from GPA’s Garden
program sponsored by the American               City Terminal. Scrap metal from the 15-million gallon tank will be recycled by the contractors
                                                removing it. Concrete from the tank’s base will be reused in GPA’s terminal improvement projects.
Association of Port Authorities. GPA’s new      Once the 15-acre tract is cleared, it will revert to container storage and will incorporate GPA’s reuse
policy states that the GPA will meet or         of recycled materials for paving.
exceed environmental regulations; measure
and continually improve performance;            GPA Recycled Almost One-Third of its                 GPA Director Tillotson Receives LEED
minimize pollution from port operations;        Total Waste in 2008                                  Accreditation
and communicate its performance to              For more than a decade, the GPA has been             GPA’s Director of Engineering and
the community.                                  recycling its scrap metal. In 2008, the GPA          Maintenance H. Wilson Tillotson, Jr., earned
  “Further improving our environmental          recycled more than 2.73 million pounds of            LEED Professional Accreditation in
performance is good business and can            scrap metal waste at Garden City Terminal            February 2009. LEED stands for Leadership
improve the bottom line,” said GPA’s            and Ocean Terminal. The recycled tonnage             in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a
Chairman of the Board Stephen S. Green.         represents 32 percent of the GPA’s total solid       third-party certification program and a
“The Authority is committed to conducting       waste generated at the Port of Savannah              widely accepted benchmark for the design,
our operations in an environmentally            last year.                                           construction and operation of high
responsible manner, and this policy will help      “The GPA’s scrap metal recycling efforts          performance green buildings. Developed by
us better achieve that goal.”                   follow our initiative to recycle and reuse           the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000
  The GPA is in the process of instituting      material whenever possible,” said Marchand.          through a consensus-based process, LEED
an environmental management system at its       “From recycling concrete materials in                serves as a tool for buildings of all types
Garden City Terminal, the largest single        construction projects to recycling scrap             and sizes.
terminal in North America. Additionally, the    metal, the GPA strives to conduct port
port has recently completed several             operations in an environmentally sensitive
projects reducing its environmental             and responsible manner.”
impact including the construction of 34            Recycled scrap metal waste at the Port of         Trucks Upgraded with Tier III Engines
electrified refrigerated racks and the          Savannah includes damaged equipment, used            TICO/Terminal Services, one of the vendors
electrification of its ship-to-shore cranes     parts and cables. Income generated from              leasing jockey trucks to the GPA at Garden
reducing diesel fuel consumption by 2.1         scrap metal sales more than offsets the cost         City Terminal has upgraded 15 fleet units
million gallons per year. The GPA also has      of the recycling program.                            due for replacement. The new engines emit
retrofitted container handling equipment           “From our board to our employees,                 57 percent less nitrogen oxide and more
with engine exhaust enhancements, which         everyone at the GPA is working to decrease           than 40 percent less particulate matter.
reduced diesel emissions on this equipment      our overall impact on the environment,” said         “We’re moving forward with the latest and
by 25 percent and converted its fleet of        GPA’s Director of Engineering and                    greatest in off-road diesel engine standards
container handling equipment to Ultra           Maintenance Wilson Tillotson. “With every            in support of the strong partnership we
Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), which cut             project, we review opportunities to reuse and        maintain with the GPA team,” said
emissions on this equipment by an               recycle materials including general                  TICO/Terminal Services Terminal Manager
additional ten percent.                         maintenance and major upgrades.”                     Ken Sellers.


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CARRIER SERVICES




Port of Savannah Welcomes
New Services



TP10 – Transpacific 10 Service                                                                   Turnaround Days                     56

Hudson Loop – Hudson Loop Service                                                                   Frequency                     Weekly
                                                                                                Number of Vessels                    8
CSX – China Savannah Express                                                               Avg. TEU Capacity per Vessel             5,100
Maersk, CMA CGM and Hyundai Merchant          will deploy eight 5,100-TEU vessels with
Marine have launched a new service            four operated by Maersk, three operated                        To Savannah        From Savannah
                                                                                                                 From                 To
between Northeast Asia and the U.S. East      by CMA CGM, and one by Hyundai.
Coast via the Panama Canal. Maersk            Savannah is the first U.S. inbound port of       Balboa               5                 9
markets the service as the TP10, or           call, providing competitive transit times        Ningbo               26                28
Transpacific 10 service, CMA CGM              from Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, and              Shanghai              25                30
promotes the service as the Hudson            Ningbo into Savannah. Cargo from                Qingdao               23                32
Loop, and Hyundai calls it the China          Qingdao can reach Savannah in as little          Busan                21                34
Savannah Express (CSX). The new service       as 23 days.




AAE1 - Asia America East Loop 1 Service                                                         Turnaround Days                      56

AUE2 - Asia U.S. East Coast 2                                                                      Frequency                       Weekly
                                                                                                Number of Vessels                     8
China Shipping and Evergreen Line have        U.S. East Coast 2, or AUE2. The two lines
                                                                                           Avg. TEU Capacity per Vessel            4,200
partnered on a service that connects          deploy eight 4,200-TEU vessels, with
Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Yantian to           China Shipping providing five and
                                                                                                             To Savannah        From Savannah
Mexico and the U.S. East Coast via the        Evergreen providing three vessels. The                             From                 To
Panama Canal. China Shipping calls it the     AAE1/AUE2 offers competitive transit
                                                                                              Shanghai              32                23
Asia America East Loop 1 service, or AAE1,    times, especially outbound, including 23
                                                                                             Hong Kong              30                26
while Evergreen Line calls the service Asia   days from Savannah to Shanghai.
                                                                                               Yantian              28                27




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TP3 – Transpacific 3 Service                                                                     Turnaround Days                91

Columbus Loop – Columbus Loop Service                                                               Frequency                Weekly
                                                                                                Number of Vessels               13
Maersk and CMA CGM have also joined to       or Transpacific 3 service, while CMA CGM
                                                                                           Avg. TEU Capacity per Vessel       6,700
operate a new pendulum service between       refers to the service as the Columbus Loop.
Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, the U.S.     Maersk and CMA CGM each provide seven                           To Savannah   From Savannah
West Coast, and U.S. East Coast. It is the   vessels with capacity of approximately                              From            To
first of its kind to connect Savannah        6,700-TEUs, of which Hyundai Merchant         Tanjung Pelepas          27           26
directly to Northeast Asia transiting the    Marine purchases slots. With both an
                                                                                             Hong Kong              32           30
Suez Canal, enabling the use of larger       eastbound and a westbound call at the Port
                                                                                               Yantian              31           31
vessels and improved economies of scale.     of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, this string
                                                                                              Shanghai              34           34
Currently the service travels around the     offers customers unique opportunities in
                                                                                                Busan                            36
Cape of Good Hope eastbound back to the      the Southeast Asia market. This service
Far East.                                    expands on possible connections without
  Maersk promotes the service as the TP3,    sacrificing transit times.




AWE2 – All Water COSCO Lane Service                                                             Turnaround Days                 56

During the CKYH Alliance (COSCO,              between Asia and the Port of                         Frequency                 Weekly
"K" LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping)         Savannah to retailers throughout the              Number of Vessels                8
rationalization of its Far East-U.S. East     U.S. Southeast, giving them the power        Avg. TEU Capacity per Vessel       4,250
Coast services, the AWE2 service was          to move cargo faster to store shelves.
enhanced to offer direct vessel calls         In fact, more than 224 high-volume                             To Savannah   From Savannah
                                                                                                                 From            To
to the Port of Savannah. The new              distribution centers are located
AWE2 service will deploy eight 4,250-         within five hours of Garden City                 Qingdao              26           29
TEU vessels provided by COSCO.                Terminal. AWE2 is a fixed-day weekly            Shanghai              24           31
   This marks the first time COSCO has        express service between Savannah                 Ningbo               23           32
directly called Savannah with its vessels,    and Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao,                  Yokohama              20           35
providing reliable all-water service          and Yokohama.



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PORT NEWS




INFRASTRUCTURE
Four New Super Post-Panamax Cranes
Arrive at Port of Savannah
Cranes Reduce Operating Costs and Improve Efficiencies for Customers


T
            he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)      by mid-summer 2009.                              cranes are the largest of their kind in the
            received four new super post-           “Our efforts today will create                 world, with the capability of handling super
            Panamax cranes at the Port of         opportunities to gain market share               post-Panamax vessels the size of 22
Savannah in February 2009.                        tomorrow,” said Marchand. “These                 containers wide. The state-of-the art cranes
     “The arrival of four new super post-         preparations will ensure that when the           were designed in Finland and built in China
Panamax cranes is an excellent example of         economy does turn around, our rebound            by Konecranes VLC.
Georgia’s commitment to expand capacity           will be that much greater.”                        The cranes are energy efficient and will
and provide superior services,” said GPA            The cranes are part of the GPA’s long-term     be powered solely by electricity. “The cranes
Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “The         strategic growth plan to accommodate 6.5         will generate more than 30 percent of their
new additions to our fleet will reduce            million TEUs of capacity by 2018, doubling its   total energy requirements by tapping into
operating costs, increase flexibility and         current capacity.                                the power of gravity and kinetic energy,”
efficiencies for our customers.”                    Fully assembled, the cranes are                said GPA’s Director of Engineering and
     With the addition of these cranes, Garden    approximately 425 feet long, weigh 1,369         Maintenance Wilson Tillotson. “For every one
City Terminal now has the largest fleet (23)      tons and rise 180 feet above the water with a    hour each of these cranes is operational, it
of ship-to-shore cranes at one facility in this   34-degree incline.                               uses its own power for approximately
country. The new cranes will be operational         Modern and environmentally friendly, the       18 minutes.”

                                                  Completing a 15,000-mile journey aboard the Dockwise M/V Tern, four super post-Panamax cranes
                                                  passed under Savannah's Talmadge Bridge with 20 feet of clearance to spare. The specially
                                                  designed vessel is capable of moving large, heavy structures.




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IMPROVEMENTS
New Grain Tank Brought Online in Brunswick

C
          apacity at the Port of Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island grain
          storage facility has increased by 17 percent. The new
          10,000-gallon tank will hold coarse grains like soybeans,
corn and wheat. The new tank is similar in size and configuration to
the most recent tank constructed at Colonel’s Island.
  "As the demand for our agricultural resources rises across the
globe, Georgia farmers must have access to the markets of the
world,” said Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s Agricultural Liaison Donnie
Smith. “The Georgia Ports Authority's aggressive marketing,
excellent service and top notch facilities are literally giving the
agribusinesses of our state all that the world has to offer."
  This new tank will help make room for increasing bulk cargo in
Brunswick. In 2008, the GPA reported an 18.5-percent increase
associated with additional soybean meal cargo.



GPA Completes Electrified Refrigerated Cargo Racks

                                                                       I
                                                                            n March 2009, the Georgia Ports Authority
                                                                            (GPA) completed the construction of 10
                                                                            electrified refrigerated racks for a total of 34
                                                                       on terminal. These racks will eliminate the use of
                                                                       600,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.
                                                                         “The completion of our refrigerated cargo racks
                                                                       has allowed the GPA to take 14 diesel-powered
                                                                       generators off-line, reduce diesel consumption and
                                                                       continue our ongoing commitment to make
                                                                       substantial environmental improvements,” said GPA’s
                                                                       Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “Reducing
                                                                       consumption and emissions is a powerful
                                                                       combination in our ongoing mission to be good
                                                                       stewards of the environment.”
                                                                         The GPA now has a total of 816 slots for
                                                                       refrigerated cargo to further support strong
                                                                       agricultural, poultry and citrus exports. Construction
                                                                       will begin this summer on 11 new refrigerated racks,
                                                                       which will be completed by early 2010. The GPA also
                                                                       completed its new washing area for refrigerated
                                                                       containers at Garden City Terminal.
                                                                         “The completion of this phase of the new cargo
                                                                       racks provides increased capacity and efficiencies
                                                                       for our refrigerated cargo customers, while reducing
                                                                       the release of particulate matter and dependence on
                                                                       foreign fuel,” said Marchand.
                                                                         In the past five years, the export of poultry and citrus
                                                                       has increased 116 percent, or an additional 68,311
                                                                       twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). GPA has plans to
                                                                       build additional capacity for refrigerated cargo.



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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT



Economic Impact Spotlight: Northwest Region


S
           trong economic development              down within residential and commercial          North America Headquarters, F&P
           efforts by local development            flooring, the industry continues to be the      Georgia, Neaton Rome, Suhner, Honda
           authorities and the Georgia             manufacturing hub of Northwest Georgia.”        Lock, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia,
Department of Economic Development                   The region is also experiencing success       Toyo Tire North America Headquarters,
(GDED) are making Georgia’s Northwest              in other markets. One in particular is the      TI Automotive, Jefferson Southern
Region a hotbed for attracting new                 automotive industry. There have been a          Corporation and Piolax. “Currently many
businesses to the state. Major industries in       variety of significant projects in the          of these companies are supplying to
the region include the flooring and                Northwest Region, including the $270-           Honda in Alabama, but some are hoping
automobile industries.                             million investment of Toyo Tire’s facility in   to expand operations with Kia and
     The 16 counties that comprise Georgia’s       Bartow County. This expansion will create       Volkswagen,” said Mathis. “Georgia’s
Northwest Economic Development Region              an additional 400 jobs and brings Toyo          ports are a large part of the success
imported 23,601 TEUs (twenty-foot                  Tires’ total investment to $400 million         for these companies, as their growth
equivalent units) through Georgia’s ports          and 900 jobs at its tire manufacturing          depends on the GPA to be a leader in
in 2008. More than 3,460 of the total TEUs         facility. “Not only is this a wonderful         the global market.”
were from rugs and floor coverings alone.          investment for Bartow County, it will give
“The flooring industry continues to be a           those living in Northwest Georgia
                                                                                                    2008 Exports via Savannah by
key driver of port traffic for the region,”        employment opportunities as well,” said
                                                                                                   Companies in Northwest Georgia
said GDED’s Division Director of                   GDED’s Northwestern Regional Project
International Operations Gretchen Corbin.          Manager Brooks Mathis.                                   Commodities               CY08 TEUs

“Even in a tough economy when sales are              The automotive trend doesn’t stop             Poultry (Chiefly Fresh & Frozen)     1,740

                                                   there. Other significant opportunities             Fabrics, Incl. Raw Cotton         1,527
        Georgia’s Ten Economic                     lie ahead in conjunction with a new                 Rugs & Floor Coverings           1,053
         Development Regions                       Volkswagen manufacturing facility located       Paper & Paperboard, Incl. Waste       392
                                                   in Chattanooga, Tenn. There will be ample
                                                                                                              Furniture                  292
                                                   opportunities for the region’s counties,
                                                                                                      Vinyl Alcohol, PVC Resins          278
                                                   many of which are located only 20 to 30
                                                                                                     Construction & Bldg. Equip.          221
                                                   miles from the Volkswagen site.
     NORTHWEST        NORTHEAST                                                                             Automobiles                   219
                                                      “The Northwest region has been
                                                                                                          Cordage & Twine                 218
                                                      successful due to its strong leadership
                                                        in community, economic                       Potassium Bicarb., Chromate          151

                                                           development, transportation and               Other Commodities              2,042
                 METRO
                               EAST                          workforce,” said Mathis. “The                      Total                   8,133
                                                                transportation infrastructure
                                                                  has proven to be beneficial
                                                                     for companies with             2008 Imports via Savannah by
         WESTERN                                                       Interstates 75, 20          Companies in Northwest Georgia
                                              EAST CENTRAL               and 59 along with
                                                                                                            Commodities               CY08 TEUs
                                                                           Highway 27 creating
                                                                                                       Rugs & Floor Coverings           3,464
                                                                             a variety of access
                                                                                                      Auto & Truck Tire & Tubes         2,172
                         CENTRAL                                               points for
                                                                                                         Woodenware, Misc.              2,122
                                                                                distribution.”
                                                                                 The Highway         Construction & Bldg. Equip.        1,526

                                                                                27 corridor in                Furniture                 1,433
                                                      COASTAL                  particular, has           Plastic Prods., Misc.           822
           SOUTHWEST
                                                                              seen a lot of               Hard Ware, Misc.               792
                                                                            interest lately                  Auto Parts                  775

                          SOUTH CENTRAL                                    with automotive             Ceramic & Mosaic Tiles             761
                                                                         suppliers. Many of the
                                                                                                    Jute & Burlap Backing & Rolls         661
                                                                        companies that make
                                                                                                         Other Commodities              9,073
                                                                      up the “Auto Alley”
                                                                                                                Total                  23,601
                                                                     include Pirelli Tire of


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                                                                                                                         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT




GEORGIA:                                                                              New Savannah
Open for Business                                                                     Roundtable
                                                                                      Enhances Supply
D
           uring the 2009 legislative session in Georgia, elected officials
           passed legislation to stimulate job creation and economic growth.          Chain Management
              When it comes to attracting new industries to the state and
promoting international trade through our state’s port facilities, three




                                                                                      S
pieces of legislation – House Bill (HB) 439, HB 482 and HB 485 – will be                        upply chain management professionals now
particularly effective.                                                                         have a local roundtable in the Savannah area.
  HB 439 and 485 implement a new version of the port tax credit to attract                      This year a roundtable was formed in
jobs and investment in Georgia by encouraging companies to do more business           association with the Council of Supply Chain
through its ports. Once effective, the credit will apply to imports as well as        Management Professions (CSCMP), the preeminent
exports. It will also change the existing code by calculating port tax credits tied   worldwide association for supply chain professionals.
to base port usage figures, which will be updated yearly instead of tied to the         “We welcome new members to our quarterly
current fixed date. While HB 439 focuses primarily on economically depressed          meetings in the Savannah region,” said Eve O’Reilly,
areas, HB 485 extends the law to all other areas throughout the state.                the Savannah roundtable’s president. “With the
  Subject to approval by Georgia voters, HB 482 provides an exemption to all          Port of Savannah and all of the regional distribution
business inventory taxes. “If passed, HB 482 will not only act as stimulus for        activity, there is a great opportunity to have a
Georgia’s economy, but it will also reduce expenses for existing businesses,          strong roundtable.”
thereby helping them to expand,” said GPA’s Manager of Economic and                     The Council’s roundtable encourages e-commerce,
Industrial Development Stacy Watson.                                                  distribution, materials, sourcing, transportation and
  Governor Perdue was an important part of this effort. He offered legislation        warehouse leadership and practitioners, customers and
to improve, clarify and, in some instances, expand various tax credits to provide     suppliers to participate. It provides opportunities for
relief for businesses in Georgia. Combined with the other stimulus-related state      attendees to communicate in order to develop and
legislation, the governor's approval of these bills creates a unique and inviting     improve their supply chain management skills. Members
economic climate in Georgia for businesses to relocate or expand.                     also identify and conduct research, which adds to the
  “Now is the time to arm ourselves with the tools that will help bring quality       knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice.
jobs to Georgia as we prepare for economic recovery,” said Governor Perdue.           The meetings also create awareness of the significance
“Our citizens are the ultimate beneficiaries when we can offer a competitive          of supply chain to business and to the economy.
edge to companies who want to expand in Georgia or bring jobs here.”                    The Georgia Ports Authority’s Manager of Industrial
                                                                                      and Economic Development Stacy Watson was the
                                                                                      roundtable’s first speaker. “Every major city and
                                                                                      transportation hub has a local chapter for CSCMP;
                                                                                      having its own roundtable shows that Savannah is
                                                                                      recognized as a leader in logistics,” said Watson. “This
                                                                                      is a natural maturation of the Savannah market as a
                                                                                      world-class logistics and transportation hub.
                                                                                      Savannah’s group brings every aspect of the
                                                                                      transportation and logistics fields together under one
                                                                                      umbrella for the purposes of education and to talk
                                                                                      about national supply chain issues.”
                                                                                        Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics Director
                                                                                      Page Siplon is a CSCMP member and spoke at
                                                                                      Savannah’s second roundtable discussion. “The
                                                                                      logistics industry is complex with a lot of moving
                                                                                      parts, and this is especially true in Coastal Georgia,”
                                                                                      said Siplon. “By bringing all these parts together from
                                                                                      warehousing to freight forwarders to other logistics
                                                                                      professionals, we create a more effective and
                                                                                      competitive industry for our region.”
                                                                                        The group’s third roundtable will meet in August
                                                                                      2009. For more information about the Council’s
                                                                                      Savannah Roundtable contact eve@oreillysearch.com
                                                                                      or visit www.cscmp.org.


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PROFILE




                                                                                                     Former U.
                                                                                                     Former GPA Chairman
                                                                                                     By Georgia R. Byrd



                                                                                                     patience and cooperation among various
                                                                                                     agencies. Mattingly should know.
                                                                                                     Instrumental in working to secure millions in
                                                                                                     federal funding for the completion of the
                                                                                                     Brunswick harbor, he predicts an “explosion
                                                                                                     of business much like Brunswick’s” for
                                                                                                     Savannah’s already thriving port once the
                                                                                                     project is completed. With the Panama Canal
                                                                                                     modernized, the Savannah Harbor Expansion
Joe Byrd
                                                                                                     Project (SHEP) is a must, he said.
                                                                                                        "The future of the global economy relies




I
       t is a dreary weekday morning in St.       Political Research and Studies. Included           on the use of the new and larger ships and
       Simons, Georgia. As the rain drenches      there are 64 boxes (32 linear feet) of office      the expansion of the Panama Canal," he said.
       the backyard garden of this meticulous,    administration files from the 1960s to the         "The Panama Canal expansion and the
but modest home, inside, the rooms are            present, including his tenure in the Senate        Savannah Harbor Expansion Project are
energized by colorful artwork, ornate rugs,       (1981 – 1987), and literally dozens of             inextricably linked."
and unique furnishings from all over the          categories with equally as many boxes.                Mattingly attributes the success of GPA to
world. There are family photos in every              Today, at 78, Mattingly is fit and tanned       its people and their strong philosophies
corner sitting next to photographs and            like a long-distance runner. He clutches his       based on teamwork. “If you look and see our
memorabilia from presidents and royalty and       Blackberry like a father gripping the hand of      ports excel, you’ll discover several reasons:
yes, even, the Pope.                              his child in a crowded mall and keeps a            the customers come first. The turnaround
     The phone is ringing incessantly.            dizzying pace from his home office. Still          time is very short. Shippers like retailers want
Several calls into the day, former U.S. Senator   carrying the public servant’s torch, few           to locate there. The port itself offers
Mack Mattingly answers it with the spark of a     changes have been implemented in his life          desirable and efficient transportation
newly hired secretary. Although it appears        and on this morning, he’s swapped his              systems: rail and interstates. And then there
that he needs one, he pushes the phone’s          business suit for khakis and a Polo shirt;         is the excellent planning ability by the staff
speaker-button and a friendly voice               conducting business to the lyrics of               and board of directors. They have made it a
proclaims, “Senator, I wanted to thank you        songbirds perched on his windowsill.               real success. The structure of our ports (with
for attending our luncheon. You light up the         His duties are still never-ending, starting     an Authority) appeals to importers and
room every time you walk in.”                     with a file labeled in his own handwriting         exporters,” he said.
     It is clear. Senator Mack Mattingly is all   entitled, “requests.” The folder is at least two      With a career that is almost too
about people. He loves them and they love         inches thick and neatly packed with various        overwhelming to capture in a single
him back. There are “thank you notes” in          correspondence, emails, etc … from people          interview, one starts with asking his secret to
frames from the late President Ronald             who contact him for everything from job            success: “Always try to work with people
Reagan, and a struggling artist in the            recommendations to speaking engagements.           who are smarter than you,” he quips. For a
Seychelles who appreciated his “kindness.”        But at the forefront of his passions is the        man whose positions have taken him to the
There are editorials praising him for his         Georgia Ports Authority, where he was              high ends of U.S. politics, wit, charm, and
service in the U.S. Senate. There are letters     appointed by the governor to the board in          humility have also played a key role in
and postcards thanking him for community          2003 and served until 2007. In that time, he       his success.
work. There are plaques of varying sizes and      was elected Chairman twice, serving from              He attributes his salesmanship skills to his
shapes with his name engraved across the          2005 through 2007.                                 mentor, his father, a man who continues to
front. These mementos are just a small               His passion, he said, is doing all he can do    inspire. Born in Anderson, Indiana on Jan. 7,
sampling of Mattingly’s life that extends to a    to help see that the Savannah River harbor is      1931, he grew up watching his father fulfill the
massive collection housed at the University       deepened from 42 to 48 feet. But that is a         great American dream: owning and
of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for       “process,” he says, that requires planning,        successfully operating a retail furniture store.


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S. Senator Mack Mattingly
of the Board

       “He was self-taught, an entrepreneur’s         paycheck and meet a payroll and raise a             In 1986, Mattingly was an unsuccessful
    entrepreneur,” he said. “He allowed me to         family on a balanced budget. I guess that's      candidate for reelection, however, his
    help him in the business and it’s where I got     one reason that Mack and I have become           accolades were many. During his career in
    my sales background.”                             such good friends. He has a quality that         the US Senate, he had authored forty US
       Aspirations to become a pilot were             some would call old-fashioned, but that I just   Senate bills, amendments and resolutions. By
    diverted when his eyes failed the test,           have to believe is more important today than     1987, President Reagan appointed him
    however Mattingly served four years in the        ever. That quality is called character.”         Assistant Secretary General for Defense
    United States Air Force and was stationed at         Perhaps one of the biggest milestones of      Support for NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
    Hunter Air Field in Savannah. In 1957, he         his life was when Mattingly was elected to          “I was honored,” he said. “I was the
    completed a Bachelor of Science degree in         the United States Senate in 1980, the first      highest ranking American and in charge of
    marketing from Indiana University and             Republican from Georgia since 1871. While in     development of air, land and sea weapons
    briefcase in hand, returned to Savannah to        the senate, he was chairman of the Military      and all communications from satellites. We
    seek employment.                                  Construction Appropriations Subcommittee,        were based in Brussels, Belgium and my
       “I walked into IBM from the street and         the Legislative Branch Subcommittee and          duties took me to 16 NATO countries. There
    ended up spending 20 years there in sales. I      the Congressional Operations and Oversight       were 150 people from 10 countries working
    loved going to work every day. I have always      Subcommittee, as well as a member of the         for me. We were required to have unanimity
    loved to work,” he said.                          Appropriations Committee, the Banking and        to pass anything, so it was there that I
       Mattingly took his skill to the                Housing Committee, the Governmental              learned diplomatic skills.”
    entrepreneurship level for five years, owning     Affairs Committee and the Joint Economic            In 1988, Mattingly received the Secretary
    and selling M’s, Inc., an office supply           Committee. During the 99th Congress,             of Defense medal for Outstanding Public
    company. “When I bought the business, it          he was a member of the Republican                Service. In 1992, he was appointed as the
    was in bankruptcy. I hired all new people,        leadership as chairman of the Republican         United States Ambassador to the Republic
    helped train them, and sold it for a profit. If   Conference's Committee on Committees,            of the Seychelles by President Bush where
    you’re creative enough, it doesn’t matter         which made committee assignments for all         he served for a year.
    what the challenges are.”                         Republican senators.                                His life that began in Indiana still has ties
       Interspersed in his business affairs was his      As chair of the Military Construction         to that state. Leslie Davisson, whom he
    involvement and “love affair” with public         Appropriations Subcommittee, Mattingly           married in 1998, was born in his hometown.
    service. He first became active in the Georgia    sponsored bills concerning the funding of        Formerly married to Carolyn Longcamp in
    Republican Party, serving as chairman of the      military construction in Central America         1957 (who passed away in 1997), Mattingly
    8th District Goldwater for President in 1964.     (contra aid). During 1985, Mattingly             has two daughters, and five grandchildren.
    By 1968, he would become a member of the          introduced controversial legislation                As the phone continues to ring, Mattingly
    Georgia Republican Party State Executive          concerning the Presidential line-item veto.      ushers in the afternoon with relentless vigor
    Committee and serve as vice-chair from 1968       This would become law in 1996. In 1981, he       and a zest for what’s ahead. “It’s been a
    until 1975. In 1975, he became chairman of        also served on the Select Committee on           great life. Still is!”
    the Georgia Republican Party, a position he       Ethics, which investigated charges made
                                                                                                       Mattingly, who served as Georgia’s 24th
    held until 1977.                                  against former Senator Harrison Williams of
                                                                                                       senator, remains active today. He serves on the
       President Reagan probably best captured        New Jersey.                                      following boards: Trustee Emeritus, Board of
                                                                                                       Trustees Kennesaw State University; Chairman
    Mattingly’s noble personality in a campaign          Mattingly's interests were largely in
                                                                                                       of the Board of Advisors, NOVECOW Financial
    speech for his reelection in October of 1986.     defense, trade and tax policy issues. He         Limited; Member Board of Directors,
                                                                                                       CompuCredit Corp.; Chairman of Prosperity
    He said, “Mack Mattingly is a hard-working        co-authored the tax policy plank of the 1980
                                                                                                       Institute; Ex-Officio Member Board of Directors,
    man of integrity and one of those rare            Republican Party Platform. Later, he was         Brunswick/Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce;
                                                                                                       Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Puerto Rico
    figures in our public life who's more             appointed as one of the United States
                                                                                                       Conservation Trust; Chairman of the Board of
    interested in results than headlines. Like me,    delegates to the eighty-eight nation General     the Southeastern Legal Foundation; and a
                                                                                                       former member of the Martin Luther King, Jr.,
    Mack spent most of his life in the private        Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
                                                                                                       Federal Holiday Commission’s Board
    sector. He knows what it means to earn a          Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in 1982.       of Directors.


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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT




GPA DONATES MOBILE GENERATOR
TO AMERICAN RED CROSS
Partnership with Big Red, Inc. Gives Red Cross’ Savannah Chapter Emergency Power

T
            he Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)         offer the company the opportunity to              throughout the Southeast and provides direct
            and Big Red, Inc., a Taylor Machine      refurbish the unit. Big Red, Inc. supplied        service to 20 of those counties.
            Works heavy equipment retailer           countless volunteered labor hours to                “The American Red Cross empowers
and service center, partnered to donate a            transform the generator. The Taylor-made          ordinary people to do extraordinary things
mobile generator to the American Red Cross           generator was originally purchased from Big       when emergencies happen,” said Savannah
Savannah Chapter in June 2009.                       Red, Inc. a decade earlier.                       Red Cross CEO Robin Wingate. “We train
     GPA provided two decommissioned units             “We thank the GPA for allowing us to            volunteers. We mobilize them. They respond
that allowed Big Red, Inc. to build a mobile         participate in this project,” said Big Red,       when disasters strike. When people need the
generator that is now capable of powering            Inc.’s Director of Maintenance Rodney West.       Red Cross, our volunteers cannot let a loss
nearly one city block for the Red Cross.             “By donating equipment, supplies and labor,       of power during an emergency get in the
     “This is truly a partnership for an excellent   we are making a difference in times of need,      way of our mission. This generator is a
cause,” said GPA Executive Director Doug J.          not only in the Coastal Empire, but around        ‘mission essential’ piece of equipment that
Marchand. “Working together, the GPA and             this country. During the Katrina disaster,        we could have never afforded to purchase
Big Red have fulfilled the Red Cross’ need           we at Big Red had seen firsthand the              and install. It will allow the Red Cross to be
for mobile power during emergency                    devastation a natural disaster can bring to a     at its best during the worst of times.”
response situations. Thanks to Big Red’s             community. This is a way to thank the Red           The mobile generator will provide power
mechanical expertise, the equipment has              Cross for its tireless efforts to help ease the   for Red Cross operations and mobile
been restored to excellent condition.”               suffering when the hardest of times hit us.”      command center at disaster locations. Power
     After reading about GPA’s new electrified         The Savannah Chapter of the American Red        for the mobile command center also runs
refrigerated container racks, a representative       Cross works with most of the 37 other United      kitchens to feed disaster victims and
from the Savannah Red Cross Chapter                  Way funded programs in the Coastal Empire         emergency responders, establishes
contacted Marchand about the generators it           to provide emergency response during              communication stations to communicate
was no longer using. To accommodate this             disasters. The Savannah Chapter supports          with outside Red Cross agencies and the
request, the GPA contacted Big Red, Inc. to          other Red Cross chapters in a 29-county area      media, and supports refrigeration needs.




                Big Red Inc.'s team donated new equipment
                and mechanical expertise to restore the
                generator to excellent condition.




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PORTFOLIO




            IKEA SAVANNAH
                ELIMINATES
             WOOD PALLETS
            New Process Saves Time, Money and Trees
22                                       GPA ANCHORAGE • 2Q 2009
                                                                                                                                   PORTFOLIO




O
          ne of the largest costs in             accommodate the slip sheets. The wired        the drawing board, ITC learned IKEA’s
          transportation besides the cargo       mesh decking needed to support weight         cargo handling processes. They visited the
          itself is the expense of pallets.      and provide enough space under the slip       Savannah location and studied the various
Traditionally IKEA’s cargo was shipped to        sheets to pick up loads.                      load sizes of IKEA products and handling
the U.S. by European manufacturers on              IKEA turned to Arizona-based                techniques. ITC incorporated IKEA’s use of
pallets. Unable to reuse the European sized      warehouse storage decking manufacturer,       standard European pallets sizes, which are
pallets in the U.S. market, IKEA would incur     ITC Manufacturing to develop a solution.      longer and narrower than U.S. designs.
additional shipping costs returning              “The challenge we faced was to design a       “Each warehouse operation is different,”
containers of these pallets.                     system that was not too big and bulky, yet    said Lyall. “Therefore decking solutions
  Several years ago, IKEA began working          extremely sturdy,” said ITC Manufacturing     must be designed for each company’s
with its manufacturers to eliminate wooden       Custom Project Director Wayne Lyall.          individual needs.”
pallets in container transport. “We began        “We had to ensure loads could be safely         During the design stage, the decking
using such aids as paper slip sheets with        stored, the decking was long lasting and      was tested for application functionality and
two-inch feet and plastic loading ledges,”       easy to use and compliant with U.S. fire      weight requirements. The final prototype
said IKEA Savannah Distribution Center           safety code.”                                 was sent to an independent lab to test for
Manager Ed Morris. “The slip sheets are            ITC moved the support from the              structural integrity. “The system went live
sturdy and rated to hold up to 1,600             underside of the decking to the top side      at the Savannah facility in January 2009,”
pounds, and the two-inch cardboard feet          and adapted them to IKEA’s product needs.     said Lyall. “We are monitoring that facility
allow just enough room for a forklift to pick    “Immediately we saw the possibilities and     and reviewing areas to make design
up the load.” By eliminating wood pallets,       benefits,” said Morris.                       adjustments prior to introducing the
IKEA is able to fit an additional five to          The new decking not only eliminated         system to other U.S. IKEA terminals.”
seven cubes of product per container.            cost, but it was eco-conscious as well. “We     IKEA is working aggressively towards
                                                                                               eliminating wood pallets in all of its U.S.


“       If this were to be implemented worldwide, the
        impact would be millions of pallets. That is a lot
                                                                                               warehouses by 2011. “If you take into
                                                                                               account the pallets that would have been
                                                                                               tied up in transport, we eliminated roughly
        of trees.
                - Ed Morris, IKEA Savannah Distribution Center Manager                    ”    45,000 pallets,” said Morris. “If this were to
                                                                                               be implemented worldwide, the impact
                                                                                               would be millions of pallets. That is a lot
  Storing IKEA’s product without pallets         designed the decking with longevity in        of trees.”
was a challenge. After removing the wood         mind,” said Lyall. “Our product is not          Both IKEA and ITC hope that the system
pallets from cargo shipping, IKEA used           designed to be disposable, which saves on     will be adopted by more warehousing
pallets in its warehouse operation. Cargo        raw materials being used.”                    facilities because of its huge ecological
was stripped from containers and placed            It took nearly two years to develop         benefits. The process saves costs, process
on pallets. Then it was placed on storage        IKEA’s new decking system. “We devised a      time, natural resources and space. “IKEA is
racks until freight trucks arrived. The non-     system for IKEA that could accommodate        constantly looking for ways to reduce
palletized process takes the product             all of their various products,” said Lyall.   energy consumption and negative impacts
directly from the container to the rack,         “The system also needed to be affordable      on the environment,” said Morris. “Our
eliminating the cargo palletizing step.          and provide IKEA with a quick return          mission is to help improve the lives of many
  Adjustments were made to the shelving          on investment.”                               and that can be done in ways other than
racks, or decking as it is called, in order to     Before the first prototype was put on       just offering home furnishings.”




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Sailing Schedule
Visit us online at           www.gaports.com to download your copy of the Global Carrier Services Tool for all-water and inland transit times.
It's just one more way the Georgia Ports Authority is "Redefining the Pace of Trade".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Russ Bryant



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
CSAL ..............................................................CSA ....................Monthly ....................OT ..................................BB/RO/RO
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                 APL     APL
Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                 (800) 999-7733
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                            AUS     Australia National
Safmarine ......................................................MS......................10 Days ....................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO                                    (912) 963-2825
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF      B       Biehl & Company
                                                                                                                                                                                      (912) 234-7221
                                                                                                                                                                              BAR     Barwill Agency
Australia/New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                      (912) 233-3239
Australia National ......................................AUS..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                   C       Carolina Shipping
Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                        Company, LP
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                         (912) 234-7221
Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF         CAP     Capes Shipping
Marfret............................................................CAP..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      (888) 627-3738
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ....................BB/CONT//RO/RO                                               CC      CMA CGM
                                                                                                                                                                                      (America) Inc.

Caribbean/Islands of the Atlantic                                                                                                                                                     (201) 770-5268
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                 CCV     CSAV
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      (800) 804-9391
CSAV ..............................................................CCV ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF          COS     COSCO
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                         (843) 769-5443
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                            CS      China Shipping
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                 (912) 231-6568
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF      CSA     CSAL Montreal
                                                                                                                                                                                      (514) 940-0660
Far East/Indonesia/Malaysia                                                                                                                                                   E       Evergreen Line
APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF               (843) 856-7600
Australia National ......................................AUS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                    GSS     Grieg Star Shipping
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                         (770) 226-5900
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF              HJ      Hanjin Shipping Co., LTD.
COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                     (912) 966-1220
CSAV ..............................................................CCV ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                  (678) 239-0200
Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF               HPL     Hapag-Lloyd (America)
Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                      (912) 238-3510
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                      (800) 351-8811
Höegh Autoliners ........................................HU ....................Monthly ....................OT ..........................................RO/RO
                                                                                                                                                                              HS      Hamburg Sud
Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hyundai General Cargo ............................ISS ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB                       (888) 920-7447
K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF           (888) 930 7447
Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF        HU      Höegh Autoliners Inc.
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                                    (904) 696-7750

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

                                     Port of Savannah Continued
HYU     Hyundai
        (704) 972-3100               Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ISS     Inchcape Shipping            NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Oldendorff ....................................................BAR....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
        (912) 644-7151
                                     OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
K       K-Line
                                     Pan Ocean ....................................................BAR ................Fortnightly..................OT ....................................................BB
        (800) 609-3221
                                     Rickmers-Linie ..............................................C ..................Inducement ................OT ....................................................BB
        (770) 618-4100
                                     Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
MOL     Mitsui OSK Lines             Saga ................................................................RSS ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
        (843) 965-4900               Stolt ..................................................................ISS ..................Fortnightly ................GCT ............................................BULK
MS      Maersk                       Toko....................................................................C....................Fortnightly..................OT ....................................................BB
        (800) 321-8807               United Arab ..................................................UA ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
MSC     Mediterranean Shipping       Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ....................BB/CONT/RO/RO
        (843) 971-4100               Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
NL      Norton Lilly International   ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 234-4342
NYK     NYK Marine                   Mediterranean
        (912) 964-9413               APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (770) 956-9444               China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
OOC     OOCL (USA), Inc.             CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (888) 388-6625               COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
RSS     Ryan Ship Services
                                     Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Grieg Star Shipping ..................................GSS ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
        (912) 898-2256
                                     Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
SS      Southern Shipping
                                     Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 644-7083
                                     K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
TER     Terminal Shipping            Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 964-5200               Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
TUR     Turkon Line                  NSCSA ..............................................................B........................21 Days......................OT ..........BB/CONT/REF/RO/RO
        (201) 866-6966               NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 966-1008               OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
UA      United Arab                  Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 233-1970               Turkon ............................................................TUR ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (908) 272-0050               United Arab ..................................................UA ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
WLS     Westfal-Larsen Shipping      Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (770) 569-5822
WWL     Wallenius Wilhelmsen
        Logistics                    North Europe/UK/Ireland/Scandinavia/Baltic
        (912) 965-7450               APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
YM      Yang Ming (America) Corp.    Atlantic Container Line ............................ACL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Australia National ......................................AUS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 238-0329
                                     CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ZIM     Zim American-Israeli
                                     Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
        (912) 964-3100
                                     Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Jo Tankers ......................................................SS ..................Fortnightly ................GCT ............................................BULK
                                     Maersk ............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Marfret............................................................CAP..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     OOCL ............................................................OOC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                     Rickmers-Linie ..............................................C ..................Inducement ................OT ....................................................BB
Savannah Terminal                    Saga ................................................................RSS ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
                                     VOC STEEL ..................................................TER ....................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
and Cargo Service Keys
                                     Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ....................BB/CONT/RO/RO
                                     ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
GCT     Garden City Terminal
OT      Ocean Terminal               Red Sea/Persian Gulf/India/Pakistan/Burma
CONT    Container                    APL ..................................................................APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
BB      Breakbulk                    China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
BULK    Bulk                         CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
RO/RO   Roll-On/Roll-Off             COSCO ..........................................................COS ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
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 Continued
                                                                                                                                                                                   GCT     Garden City Terminal
Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF           OT      Ocean Terminal
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      CONT    Container
Höegh Autoliners ........................................HU ..................Fortnightly..................OT ..........................................RO/RO                      BB      Breakbulk
Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                 BULK    Bulk
K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF        RO/RO   Roll-On/Roll-Off
Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF             REF     Refrigerated
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
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ................Bi-Weekly ..................OT ....................BB/CONT/RO/RO
Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                  Brunswick
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ocean Carrier Agency Key

South/Central America
APL.................................................................. APL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF            C       Carolina Shipping
Bringer Line ..................................................ISS ..................Bi-Weekly ................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                              (912) 265-9861
China Shipping ............................................CS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      GSS     Grieg Star Shipping
CMA CGM ......................................................CC ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                           (770) 226-5900
CSAV .............................................................. CCV ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF              HU      Höegh Autoliners Inc.
Evergreen Line ..............................................E........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                            (904) 696-7750
Hamburg Sud ................................................HS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                     ISS     Inchcape Shipping
Hanjin................................................................HJ ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                           (912) 644-7151
Hapag-Lloyd ................................................HPL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   NL      Norton Lilly International
Hyundai..........................................................HYU ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                           (912) 234-4342
K-line ..................................................................K........................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
                                                                                                                                                                                   WWL     Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Maersk..............................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Mediterranean Shipping ..........................MSC ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                                         Logistics
Mitsui OSK ....................................................MOL ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                           (912) 264-9559
NYK ................................................................NYK ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF                      (912) 280-1182
Safmarine ......................................................MS ......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................10 Days ....................OT ....................BB/CONT/RO/RO
Westfal-Larsen Shipping........................ WLS ..................Monthly ....................OT ....................................................BB
Yang Ming ......................................................YM......................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF
ZIM....................................................................ZIM ....................Weekly ....................GCT ..................................CONT/REF


Port of Brunswick
                                                                                                                                                                                   Brunswick Terminal
Trade Area/Line                                               Agent                   Frequency                     Terminal                             Type Service              and Cargo Service Keys


Far East/Indonesia/Malaysia                                                                                                                                                        CI      Colonel’s Island
Eukor ................................................................ISS......................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
                                                                                                                                                                                   MP      Mayor’s Point
Höegh Autoliners ........................................HU ..................Fortnightly ..................CI ............................................RO/RO
                                                                                                                                                                                   BB      Breakbulk
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
                                                                                                                                                                                   RO/RO   Roll-On/Roll-Off

Mexico
Volkswagen Logistics..................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO


Northern Europe/UK/Ireland/Scandinavia/Baltic
American RO/RO......................................WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
Grieg Star Shipping ..................................GSS ....................10 Days ....................MP ....................................................BB
Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping ........................NL ......................21 Days ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
NYK Logistics ..............................................ISS......................21 Days ......................CI ............................................RO/RO
Volkswagen Logistics..................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics..........WWL ..................Weekly ......................CI ............................................RO/RO


South America (East-North)
Volkswagen Logistics..................................C ....................Bi-Weekly....................CI ............................................RO/RO

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CARRIER SERVICES




Maiden Voyages                                                     Hanjin M/V Atlanta
                                                                   In honor of its maiden voyage, Captain Lee was presented with a
                                                                   gift from the GPA’s Trade Development Sales Representative
                                                                   Herman Brown. The M/V Atlanta is part of Hanjin Shipping’s
                                                                   AWE5 service and made its first visit to Garden City Terminal on
                                                                   May 5, 2009.




COSCO M/V Zhen He                                                  Maersk M/V Tanjier
                                                                   On March 3, 2009, GPA’s General Manager of the Client Relations
The M/V Zhen He, a China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO)            Center Gordon Hammer presented a gift to Captain Ricardo
vessel, made its maiden voyage to the Port of Savannah on May      Mangubat welcoming the M/V Tangier on its maiden voyage to
10, 2009. Pictured (left to right): COSCO’s Assistant Marine       Garden City Terminal. The vessel is a part of Maersk’s new SAE
Manager Jamie Lloyd, Captain Long De Huang, and GPA’s              (South Atlantic Express) service, which is the Port of Savannah’s
General Manager of the Client Relations Center Gordon Hammer.      first dedicated Central American service.
This presentation also commemorates the first time COSCO has
had a vessel call on the Port of Savannah.


The M/V Zhen He arrived at the GPA’s Garden City Terminal on
May 10, 2009, marking the first COSCO vessel to call on the Port
of Savannah.




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                                                                                                                                       Russ Bryant
NOTEWORTHY




Ceres Recognized as Georgia’s Safest Stevedore in 2008


T
           he Georgia Ports Maritime Safety Council honored Ceres as its safest stevedore company in 2008. The first annual award by the
           council was presented in May 2009. The council is comprised of terminal employers like stevedore companies, maintenance and
           repair vendors, and Terminal Services Inc. It meets monthly to review waterfront incidents and to discuss strategies to increase
safety on terminals.
     Safety is a team approach at the GPA. “We want to honor and congratulate Ceres as the safest stevedore for 2008,” said GPA’s Chief
Operating Officer Curtis Foltz. “Our philosophy is a zero-tolerance approach to unsafe working practices and conditions on our terminals. This
recognition exemplifies our efforts to promote safety awareness.”
     The council developed this honor to recognize the safest stevedore
company. Each company submitted its OSHA Form 300A for
consideration of its overall total personal injury incident frequency rate.
This value is based on the principal that frequency of incidents may be
controlled, but not the severity and the lowest score wins. The unique
trophy, a chromed twistlock mounted on a piece of Georgia pine fat
lighter, will be passed each year to the safest stevedore company.
     Other council accomplishments include: implementing a courtesy
safety warning program, producing and distributing safety calendars
reinforcing safety waterfront rules, sharing best safety practices,
producing and distributing a general safety awareness video
specifically tailored to Garden City Terminal, implementing formal river
rescue procedures, utilizing a teamwork approach toward terminal
safety rules, implementing new container top safety devices,
implementing the first annual Brunswick Quality and Cargo Ro/Ro               Pictured (from left to right): GPA’s Safety & Loss Control Manager
Workshop and conducting monthly review of personal injuries,                  John Bloess, Ceres Stevedore Superintendent / Safety & Training
                                                                              Representative Greg Parker, Ceres Vice President Brad Ziegler Ceres
property damages and near misses to discover root causes and                  Operations Manager Pat Winters, and GPA’s Operations Safety &
abatement methods.                                                            Training Manager Donnie Kessler.




30                                                                                                                        GPA ANCHORAGE • 2Q 2009
                           PRSRT STD
                          U.S. POSTAGE
                               PAID
P.O. BOX 2406              Permit #244
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31402   Savannah, GA

				
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