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AECOM provides port, marine and-freight related technical expertise to our clients throughout North America and the world, and we are extremely proud to add the Georgia Ports Authority as a key client. AECOM offers the full range of port related planning, design, environmental compliance, and construction management services, focusing on delivering maximum benefit from our client’s available financial resources.  Our team of port and intermodal planners, logistics  specialists, economists, engineers and operations specialists are at the forefront of global port, logistics and cargo handling trends.

Astra Group, Inc.

Astra Group, Inc., celebrating our 25th year, is a leading infrastructure general contractor in the Southeast operating from our headquarters in Woodstock, Ga. with additional offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tampa, Fla. Employing more than 160 construction professionals, our general contracting, heavy civil and job order contracting divisions service commercial and government entities. Astra is proud to be completing Mason Mega Rail Terminal for the Georgia Ports Authority.


For more than 50 years, Bromma has been moving the containers that move the world. Today, 97 out of the top 100 container terminals in the world use Bromma spreaders. Bromma is the market leader in every segment of crane spreaders and each day we handle more containers than all of our competitors combined.

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.

Container Maintenance Corporation

Since 1971, MRS-CMC has focused on intermodal equipment maintenance and repair with superior customer service.  The last 12 months have seen rapid expansion into trucking, road service and dedicated intermodal chassis programs.  MRS-CMC is pleased to announce the expansion of CMC Logistics in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Our foundation has always been safety, our people, and customer service as the pillars of a successful family business.  Intermodal continues to rapidly evolve and MRS-CMC is positioned to exceed the industry’s needs.

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 35 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 U.S. 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.

International Auto Processing, Inc.

International Auto Processing is proud to be the pioneer in vehicle processing operations at Brunswick, launching operations on Oct. 6, 1986. IAP handled more than 400,000 import and export units in 2016, and has processed more than 5.8 million vehicles during the last 30 years. IAP is dedicated to providing responsive, top quality vehicle processing services that meet or exceed customers’ expectations.

International Longshoremen's Association Local #1414

For more than 70 years, the International Longshoremen’s Association LOCAL #1414 has been in the business of loading and unloading ships at the Port of Savannah. In addition to ship loading and unloading, LOCAL #1414 programs include safety, lift truck and jockey truck training. The men and women of LOCAL #1414 are committed to providing you with the very best of qualified labor at a moment’s notice.

JIT Warehousing & Logistics, LLC

JIT offers world-class warehousing, trucking, shipside delivery, intermodal services, specialty hauling, crane services, cross docking, escort services and more. Savannah facilities offer more than a million square feet of inside storage and more than 10 acres of outside storage. CSX and two Norfolk Southern rail sidings. JIT is your turn key, "Just-In-Time" operator.


Konecranes is the world’s most experienced and innovative provider of crane technology. Our fleet of container handling equipment delivers shorter turn-around times in operations involving ships, trains and trucks. The key words describing the benefits of our technology are: less air and noise pollution, a safer working environment and more efficient land use. The formula for our long-term success is to deliver all of the above with the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

LiftOne LLC

LiftOne is a family-owned, southern-based company with 17 branch locations in Ga., N.C., S.C., Ala. and Tenn. 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.

National Retail Systems, Inc.

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS) includes Keystone Freight Corp. and National Retail Transportation, Inc. (NRT). NRS is an asset-based 3PL that has been providing logistics services for the world’s leading retail companies for 65-plus years. Our services include: consolidation, deconsolidation, truckload/LTL, DC bypass, drayage, dedicated fleet, distribution, and brokerage. To learn more about NRS please visit NationalRetailSystems.com.

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Norfolk Southern is the fourth-largest North American railroad operating over 21,000 route miles. It serves the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, and maintains one of its headquarters in Atlanta. NS has the most extensive Eastern intermodal network, and is the largest rail carrier of metals in North America.

Ports America

Ports America, headquartered in New Jersey, is the largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore company in the United States. The company currently operates in more than 42 U.S. ports and 80 U.S. locations. Ports America handles all types of cargoes, including container, bulk, breakbulk, automotive, project, military and cruise and provides maintenance and repair. It typically handles 13.4 million TEUs, 2.5 million vehicles, 10.1 million tons of general cargo and more than two million cruise ship passengers.

TICO/Terminal Services

TICO is the leading provider of equipment and services in the port, distribution and intermodal space.  TICO/Terminal Services partners with leading ports and terminal operators, delivering service and cost value that is unique and unmatched.  TICO manufacturing leverages our fleet operating and maintenance knowledge to be the one true terminal equipment innovator for the real world.

TICO is committed to long-term relationships, integrity, and providing the best services, products and support.

Vopak Terminal Savannah, Inc.

Royal Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industry. The company operates 73 terminals in 26 countries with a combined storage capacity of 34.1 million cbm, with another 4.6 million cbm under development. Vopak's mission is to ensure safe, reliable and effective storage and handling of bulk liquid products at key marine locations that are critical to its customers around the world.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean & Solutions are leading providers of ocean transportation and logistics services for automotive, rolling equipment and breakbulk cargo. WW Ocean, with a fleet of more than 50 Ro/Ro vessels, operates 12 trade routes to six continents. WW Solutions provides a variety of specialized processing, supply chain, terminal handling and inland distribution services, including Keen Transport. Keen Transport is a national provider of heavy-haul logistics and transportation services for the construction, mining, and agriculture equipment markets.