Diamond Sponsors

Colonial Group, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Colonial Group is a third-generation led family of companies supported each day by more than 1,100 employees dedicated to delivering the highest levels of customer service. What began literally as one barrel of lubricating oil has grown into a bundle of diversified service and logistics businesses including: liquid/dry bulk terminaling; energy storage, marketing and distribution; fuel and lubricant services; industrial chemicals; manufacturing; marine vessel safety compliance; and retail convenience stores.


Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia Ports Authority’s deepwater terminals in Savannah and Brunswick are vital links in the global supply chain. These gateway ports handle everything from retail shipments and refrigerated cargo, to cars, machinery, agri-bulk, breakbulk and project cargo. Growing volumes have made the Port of Savannah the nation’s fourth-busiest container terminal, and the GPA the second busiest U.S. hub for Ro/Ro traffic. Georgia’s ports provide direct interstate connections, on-terminal rail, and 34 weekly container services.


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co, celebrating its 125th year, is the largest U.S. dredging company and the only company with an international presence. As a publically traded company, GLDD also provides environmental restoration services. GLDD is currently investing $140 million in what will be the largest hopper dredge in the US fleet. GLDD has a long history working in Georgia and is also proud to be the dredger completing the initial Savannah Harbor Deepening.


Insurance Office of America (IOA)

Insurance Office of America (IOA) leads the marketplace by serving clients, community and each other. Set apart by a desire to make the complex simple, we do not just conduct business transactions, but honor the value of authentic relationships by speaking and acting as advocates of our clients.


LiftOne LLC

LiftOne is a family-owned, southern-based company with 17 branch locations in GA, NC, SC, AL and TN. For over 85 years, LiftOne has delivered the highest levels of customer support and services – backed by dependable family ownership. We proudly represent Hyster® lift trucks, which are designed to meet our customers’ challenging requirements for dependability and cost of operation, while offering the highest quality and value in the industry. We are committed to being our customers’ trusted partner.


Moffatt & Nichol

Moffatt & Nichol is a leading U.S.-based global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our coastlines, harbors and rivers as well as an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight. From offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim, the firm serves clients in the following key practice areas – marine terminals; coasts, water and the environment; waterfronts and marinas; transportation; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy.