G-8 Brings Port Opportunities

The Sea Island summit is geared to address economic issues around the globe, so it makes perfect sense that officials from one of the largest employers in Georgia, the Georgia Ports Authority, held court this afternoon to talk about how this summit is affecting them in the positive way.

That means bringing in more ships, which ultimately means more jobs.

"The G-8 summit is proving an excellent opportunity for us," said ports executive Doug Marchand. "First of all, to thank, number one, the seven other participating countries for their business, and I'm not too proud to say, ask for more. Our sales staff is actively working in all seven nations with good results."

Of the seven summit nations, the Georgia Ports' largest client is Japan, but they're hoping this weeks brings a lot more business to coastal Georgia.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com