Silver Sponsors

BMW of North America, LLC

As the leading premium automotive company in the U.S., BMW of North America has five major vehicle distribution centers around the country to import, process and distribute vehicles to its retailers. One of the five is the Brunswick, Georgia facility which handles all U.S. Southeast imports, processing approximately 82,800 vehicles in 2015.

Brennan & Company

Brennan & Company specializes in commercial marine insurance and property-casualty insurance, utilizing a wealth of experience to implement insurance programs tailored to the client’s needs. Domiciled in Savannah, Brennan & Company works closely with policyholders throughout the Southeastern United States and beyond.

Cargo Group, LLC

Cargo Group, LLC is a U.S. Customs Bonded warehousing and distribution facility located minutes away from the Georgia Ports Authority. CGL operates on 20 acres of gated property with 255,000 square feet of warehouse storage.


Cavotec is a global engineering group that enables industry to improve productivity, safety and sustainability. Cavotec’s innovative technologies for ports include MoorMaster™ automated mooring, Alternative Maritime Power, Panzerbelt cable protection systems, marine propulsion systems, radio remote controls and motorized and spring driven cable reels. Learn more at

Ceres Terminals Incorporated

Ceres Terminals Incorporated, one of North America’s largest stevedores and marine terminal operators, brings unsurpassed experience and operational diversity to handling containers, autos, roll-on/roll-off, breakbulk, steel, neo-bulk, bulk cargoes and cruise vessel operations. Ceres competes on more than just price. We deliver added value for our customers.

CMA CGM (America) LLC

Founded in 1978 by Jacques R. SaadĂ©, CMA CGM is the world’s third-largest container shipping group. Operating a fleet of 443 vessels, the group serves more than 400 ports around the world. The group’s primary objective is to meet the growing needs of its customers from a sustainable development perspective.

Crescent Towing Company

Crescent Towing’s strengths extend past the water’s edge to include over 70 years of customer satisfaction, a superior performance and safety record, top-of-the-line equipment, skilled crews, and highly trained support operations. From our first purchase in 1942 to our latest custom designed tugs, Crescent Towing has a well-earned reputation for superior service.

Distribution Services International, Inc. (DSI)

DSI is an integral supply chain partner providing superior logistics services throughout North America, including one million square feet of warehousing assets in Savannah. For over 25 years, we have served global manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with innovative and reliable warehousing, trucking, rail, and logistics services using an entrepreneurial approach to delivering value for our customers.

ESL Power Systems, Inc.

ESL Power Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures electrical devices for powering refrigerated ISO containers, including safety-interlocked reefer outlets, eRTG safety-interlocked disconnect cabinets, power sharing units, transformers, plugs and connectors, and other related products.

FenderTeam Americas Inc.

ShibataFenderTeam (FKN; FenderTeam) is a dedicated team of experts providing the very best in fendering solutions. With headquarters in Germany and local offices in France and the US, ShibataFenderTeam is supported by well established local representatives.

Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc.

Hapag-Lloyd is the world’s 4th largest carrier with a fleet of almost 200 ships, offering 140 liner services between all continents, with motivated staff at over 300 locations in 114 countries, networked through industry-leading IT. For 168 years, Hapag-Lloyd had set industry benchmarks for reliability, service, productivity and environmental protection.

Howard Sheppard, Inc.

Howard Sheppard, Inc. is a family owned and operated trucking company that has been in business for over 75 years. Howard Sheppard Inc.’s Intermodal Division services the Savannah and Charleston Ports and specializes in handling overweight and refrigerated containers. Please visit our website to learn more about our services.

HWC Logistics

HWC Logistics is a vertically integrated single source provider of distribution, warehousing, transportation, import and export services. Please visit us at to view our wide array of capabilities and solutions that we can offer to your company. HWC Logistics – A Powerful Partner


Hydrotex® is a manufacturer and distributor of high performance lubricant and fuel improver solutions. We help customers develop sustainable solutions that improve system reliability, save energy, extend fixed asset life, reduce maintenance costs and improve fuel efficiency. Innovating for 80 years, we focus on superior lubrication solutions and customer service.


IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is a global provider of wireless solutions that improve efficiency, safety and security in the ports environment. IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ CTAS Terminal Asset Management System combines advanced software with RFID/GPS and sensor technologies to deliver real-time visibility and control of handling equipment, containers and workforce. Contact us at

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 Longshoremen's Association Local 2046

The ILA 2046 specializes in a highly skilled labor pool of maintenance and repair mechanics of chassis, containers and refrigeration to service our industry needs. Servicing the maritime industry for over 40 years with highly trained and skilled mechanics. We take great pride in our work relations with the GPA and our maritime community.


JIMCO Bulk Services is a world class provider of rail to container Transloading services for agricultural and other products that include dried distillers grains (DDGs), soybeans, wheat, and corn meal gluten. Located just minutes from the Georgia Ports Authority on Norfolk Southern’s rail system, JIMCO provides full access to documentation and inspection services for your containerized export needs.

Logistec USA Inc.

Logistec provides cargo handling services throughout the East Coast. We work with bulk and break-bulk, including biomass, steel, and reefer cargo. Logistec offers stevedoring, port logistics, warehousing, inventory management, and more to help get products to market on time and on budget. Our qualified staff work closely with clients to develop customized logistics solutions.


MacAljon and its affiliated companies provide a wide array of industrial construction and maintenance services to include piping, structural steel, tank and platework fabrication and installation along with equipment installation, alignment, machining and scaffolding. We also provide all types of material handling services including conveyors, bucket elevators and screw conveyors.

Matson Logistics, Inc.

Matson Logistics, Inc., offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain services, including warehousing and distribution, freight consolidation in China, domestic and international intermodal rail, FTL, LTL and expedited transportation services. Matson provides innovative supply chain solutions, from Shanghai to Savannah. Matson Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Matson Navigation Company, Inc.

ONL-RBW Logistics

We are not just a warehouse, a trucking company, or a transloader. What we do is something different. Something significant. Something more - Providing smart, creative logistics strategies to simplify your supply chain. We deliver results!

Pasha Automotive

Pasha Automotive, a global transportation and logistics company, offers automotive processing and distribution with a comprehensive network of port and inland facilities. Pasha operates the largest omni-terminal in Los Angeles, providing terminal and stevedoring services for a range of cargo. It also offers specialized move management for individuals, corporations, multinational organizations, and the U.S. Government, worldwide.

Port City Logistics

Port City Logistics, Inc. offers a wide variety of cost effective transportation, warehousing, and storage services. With over 1,300,000 sq. ft. of available warehouse space conveniently located 4.5 miles from the GPA, we can accommodate most any service requirement. Our focus is to maximize your efficiency while minimizing your cost.

Sany America

Sany America is the US subsidiary of Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers. Their products include excavators, cranes, container reach stackers and empty container handlers. Sany has a network of more than 30 dealers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.

Savannah Marine Terminal

As one of the largest grain transload and bulk material handling facilities on the East coast, Savannah Marine Terminal makes use of 30+ acres. Located just 3 miles from GPA, with direct connections to both CSX and NS railroads, and space for up to 80 railcars, we also possess an 80,000 ft2 warehouse for food grade storage.

Savannah Pilots Association

One of the nation’s oldest pilots associations, the Savannah Pilots Association has continuously played an important role in the growth and development of the Savannah port and the regional economy, always doing so with the professionalism and dedication of its members.

Schneider Port Logistics

Schneider Port Logistics provides warehousing, transloading, drayage and outbound distribution at major US ports. Our six million ft2 of warehouse space coupled with 1500 port and rail ramp drivers, keep supply chains moving in the right direction. Schneider’s 80 years of experience gives our customers peace of mind from port to door.

SedCon Technologies, Inc.

The SedCon® Turbo System prevents shoaling in ship berths and eliminates the need for maintenance dredging. Benefits include substantial savings in maintenance costs and increased revenues for the facility. Following installation, the berth will have full water depth at all times, increasing its availability for ship traffic and total cargo throughput.

SSA Cooper, LLC

SSA Cooper is a Savannah based joint partnership between SSA Marine and Cooper/T. Smith providing stevedoring, CFS and off port warehousing. Our 80 plus years of experience coupled with an extensive inventory of equipment allows us to handle every type of cargo providing professional, timely and safe operations.


Volkert is a leading provider of transportation and infrastructure engineering services to federal, state and municipal government as well as private industry throughout the United States and internationally. With ninety years of experience, Volkert serves a broad range of markets, including transportation, port facilities, environmental, water/wastewater, and alternative delivery.