Platinium sponsors

Astra Group, Inc.

Astra Group, Inc., is a leading infrastructure general contractor in the Southeast operating from our headquarters in Woodstock, GA with additional offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, and Tampa, Florida. 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 for the Georgia Ports Authority.


Balentine is an independently owned, Atlanta-based, investment management firm serving institutions and private clients whose history dates to the founding of Balentine & Company in 1987. We take a carefully crafted, well-balanced approach to managing money and investing, blending the science of investing with the subtle art of thoughtful advice.

Cavotec USA Inc.

Cavotec is a global engineering group that enables industries worldwide to improve productivity, safety and sustainability. Cavotec delivers power transmission, distribution and control technologies that form the link between fixed and mobile equipment in the Ports & Maritime, Airports, Mining & Tunnelling and General Industry sectors. 

Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

The Center of Innovation for Logistics helps companies take advantage of the state’s world-class logistics industry, so that they can improve supply chain efficiencies, support growth, and increase global competitiveness. Learn more at

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 more than 40 years with highly-trained and skilled mechanics. We take great pride in our work relations with the GPA and our maritime community.

International Longshoremen’s Association, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District, AFL-CIO

The South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District (SAGCD) is one of two districts within the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO. The SAGCD embraces ports from North Carolina along the Atlantic Coast to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida to Texas. The SAGCD includes 32 ports and 64 locals representing the workers in those ports.

Navis, LLC

Navis is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock performance and efficiency for terminal operators and ocean carriers. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results.

NFI California Cartage Company

Since 1944, when California Cartage Company made its first delivery, it has become an industry leader in trucking, warehousing and deconsolidation. With its seven logistics companies, Cal Cartage operates more than 1,200 trucks and more than five million square feet of warehouse space throughout the United States and Mexico.

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.

Rail Link

Rail Link, a Genesee & Wyoming Company, provides railroad transportation services to nine East Coast and Gulf ports and is also a supplier of railroad switching and related services to a variety of industrial users nationwide.

Savannah Economic Development Authority

Savannah Economic Development Authority’s mission is to expand the region’s economy through the creation and attraction of new business opportunities and the expansion of businesses through development, retention and Foreign-Trade Zone 104. World Trade Center Savannah provides added value to the region with international connections through 300+ World Trade Centers globally. ( and

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.

Stravinski Development Group

SDG’s Port Wentworth Logistic Center is located adjacent to the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal Gate 8. The site’s unparalleled location is well-positioned to serve the needs of a broad range of large-scale industrial facilities that can take advantage of immediate access to the Georgia Ports Authority and Norfolk Southern railroad.

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust is one of the nation's leading banking organizations, delivering large bank services through local approval and delivery channels. Our professionals have the expertise to create tailored solutions and provide strategic counsel to help you focus your time and resources on what matters most – your organization's mission.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

WW Ocean is a leading provider of deep-sea ocean transportation, with a fleet of more than 50 modern RoRo vessels. WW Solutions provides logistics support to manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment. It delivers a range of specialized processing services, world-class supply chain services, inland distribution and terminal handling.