Our Coastal Region relies primarily on four economic-growth elements: our manufacturing core, all-season destination-tourism, our terrific military installations and members, and our world-class port. The continuing strength of Georgia's ports, in Savannah and Brunswick, was the subject of an excellent presentation made last week by GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz, hosted by the Savannah Propeller Club.
Fiscal Year 2013was the second busiest ever, second only to 2012, and on-track for a new record, except for an issue beyond our port's control. Georgia's ports hosted an average of 37 container-vessel calls per week, a close number-two along the East Coast to New York/New Jersey. But GPA's 27 ship-to-shore cranes are the most of any port/terminal complex in the U.S., with the massive Garden City terminal now the single-largest container terminal facility in the nation.