SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – If you live in the Coastal Empire, you know somebody who works at the Georgia Ports.
But do you really know what they do when they go to work?
Thousands of men and women work the nation's fourth-largest and fastest growing sea port -- on the docks, in cranes, inside trucks, even in offices. and they all play a role in getting goods and merchandise from container ships to store shelves.
But that only happens if they work together, every day.
"Only in concert. You can't have Andre Bocelli singing something that Pavarotti sang. We have to work in unison. so the violins have to be the violins, the tenors have to be the tenors and the drummers have to be the drummers," said Willie Seymore, president of the ILA Local 1414.
"It's essential. It's essential. Nobody can do one thing. Everybody must work together," said James Briscoe, a Georgia Ports Authority checker-foreman.
Coming up on THE news at 6, we'll meet some more people of the port in a WTOC special assignment – "Coming and Going, inside the Georgia Ports. Tim Guidera takes us inside the gates and inside some of the many varied jobs at Garden City terminal.