Georgia Ports Boss Resigns


Curtis Foltz, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is to step down in June, 2016 after serving the authority for six years. He is to make the transition into the marine logistics sector, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mr Foltz is considered the driving force behind the success of the Port of Savannah and helping it to become one of the US’s busiest container ports.

Curtis Foltz said: “I’m a firm believer that these jobs shouldn’t be for life. It’s never easy to get money, but on Capitol Hill, waterways projects are recognised as more important today than they were before.

“There’s been this constant pounding with congress by various port representatives around the country, and by the retail sector that’s out lobbying on how important port infrastructure is. It’s come to recognition in congress that we’re falling behind our international trading partners.”

Mr Foltz will be succeeded by Griff Lynch, who is the current Chief Operating Officer at the GPA.

The Port of Savannah saw skyrocketing results for 2015 after it moved up to 400,000 more containers compared to 2014 and is currently adding eight ship-to-shore cranes to bring its total up to 30.

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