Gold Sponsors

ARGO Merchants Group

AGRO Merchants was founded in January 2013 and, along with its financial partner, Oaktree Capital Management, currently owns and operates over 6.3 million cubic meters (222 million cubic feet) of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in the U.S, Brazil, Chile, Austria, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands.

CenterPoint Properties

CenterPoint Properties is focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America’s principal freight lanes.

Coastal Logistics Group, Inc.

In today’s logistics market, it takes a lot to be a leader. CLG’s continual process improvement and value creation have allowed us to become just that. Our relentless focus on efficiency, reliability and flexibility creates unprecedented value by providing manufacturing and distribution support, packing and preservation and other services engineered to create “THE SOLUTION” for customers.

Damco Distribution Services, Inc. (DDSI)

Damco Distribution Services Inc. (DDSI) is a world-class provider of customized distribution solutions through the following core services: DC Bypass, Fulfillment, Transload and Cross Dock, Value Added Services, Facility and Yard Management, and Visibility / IT Solutions. DBA as Hudd Transportation providing drayage services in Savannah Georgia leasing 105 Owner Operators.

Environmental International Corporation

Environmental International Corporation provides practical and cost-effective multimedia environmental engineering services on a global scale. Our offerings include site assessments, environmental audits, risk and hazard evaluation, property acquisition/divestment services, litigation support, warehouse compliance, forensic engineering, greenhouse gas evaluations, waste minimization, multimedia remediation, water and wastewater treatment, sustainability evaluation, and related services.

Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

The Center of Innovation for Logistics is Georgia’s lead agency for fueling logistics competitiveness. Our team connects with all freight logistics sectors and provides a unique combination of access to technology leaders and university R&D, expert analysis of data and trends, cross-sector collaboration, and a collective industry voice. The result is increased opportunities for innovation, leading to industry growth and success.

Keen Transport, Inc.

Keen is the premier provider of specialized logistics in North America. We are an asset based heavy haul carrier with 16 facilities strategically located at all major US ports along with several inland locations. Keen provides: shipping floor functions, storage, exercise, final assembly, modification, painting, welding, fabrication and 3PL services.

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics is a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company built to deliver sophisticated, customized, and dependable cold chain solutions. Lineage Logistics has one of the largest facility networks in the U.S. which includes warehouses in port cities such as Savannah, Norfolk, Seattle and Tacoma. However, it is the people of Lineage Logistics that set it apart – people who are creative, dedicated to getting the job done, and absolutely committed to customer service.

McDonald Development Company

McDonald Development Company specializes in the development, leasing and management of industrial and business parks. The company’s standards of excellence are reflected in their quality. As one of the southeast’s leading privately-held development companies, our goal is to be the developer of choice for tenants, brokers, owners and investors.

Port of Nansha

Port of Nansha is the fastest growing deep-water port in South China. Part of the Guangzhou Port Group, which is the 7th largest port in the world with over 17million TEUs a year. Port of Nansha continues to set growth records, in 2016 it moved over 5 million TEUs and worked over 15 mega vessels. Port of Nansha has over 16 berths, 61 Quay Cranes, and CY Capacity of 350,000Teus. It attracts many clients, serves the top 20 ocean carriers with 67 International Services to Europe, America, M.East, and the Med.

Ports America

Ports America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. With a highly skilled labor force, Ports America has the expertise to manage all types of cargo, including container, bulk, breakbulk/project, automotive, RoRo, cruise, and maintenance and repair.


Terracon is an engineering consulting firm providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials engineering and testing. Since 1965, our employee-owned firm has provided tailored services to meet our clients’ objectives. We help our clients succeed in their business ventures by executing projects effectively, controlling costs, and managing risk.


TOTE is a leading transportation and logistics company, overseeing some of the most trusted companies in the US. TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico bring unmatched reliability and service to the far corners of the United States. TOTE Services offers leading edge ship management services for commercial and Government vessels. TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies.