As a reminder, next Monday, April 2, 2012 is a union holiday in the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach. The terminals within the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach have advised their holiday schedules as follows:
ITS, TTI, C60, EMS/APL, STS/Evergreen & TraPac – Open both shifts
LBCT, Pier A, YTI, APMT & WBCT – Closed Day shift; open night shift
PCT & CUT – Closed both shifts
Please note this is the most updated information we have.
In addition to these holiday closures on Monday, the terminals in the Ports of LA & LB will be closed on Thursday, April 5, 2012 second shift due to an ILWU Stop Work meeting.
PCT in Port of Long Beach has announced a new gate schedule effective immediately. They will no longer be offering a Monday night gate. Their new evening gate hours will be Tuesday thru Friday 1800 hours to 02:45 hours.
Please keep these schedules in mind when you are planning your freight deliveries.
GFS is well on its way to starting operations in Savannah, GA. Per our previous announcements, we have secured a location as well as hired a Terminal Manager. We are actively working on getting our office set up, securing drivers and equipment, as well as making our presence known and joining the Transportation and Logistics associations in the Savannah region.
William Relihan our Terminal Manager in Savannah has been in California for the past week training on GFS systems and will be back in Savannah to start managing operations on April 9, 2012.
Dennis Cravens our Executive Director has been working to get our new office and yard located at 276 Jimmy Deloach Parkway in Savannah ready for our grand opening and an open house we will be holding from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The yard is 6 paved acres, completely fenced with parking for 240 containers, trailers, chassis and/or tractors. We are located approximately 5 miles from the Garden City Terminal in Savannah and 1.3 miles from I-95 and 8.5 miles from I-16.
If you know of anyone who needs wheeled storage space in Savannah, we have some available. Please reach out to Dennis Cravens at (562) 477-6770 or email: DCravens@GreenFleetSystems.com
The port of Savannah was the second busiest US container port for the export of American goods by tonnage in 2011. It also handled 8.7% of US containerized cargo volume and 12.5% of all US containerized exports in 2011.
On GPA’s fiscal year, the Port of Savannah saw a 12% jump in containerized exports, and in total business handled a record 2.92 million twenty-foot equivalent container units.
Deeping of the Savannah River Update:
Savannah has had many visitors from Washington recently giving their support to the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This comes on the heels of recent announcements of $5.8 million in new federal funding that will allow the US Army Corps of Engineers to prepare for the construction phase of the harbor deepening, which is planned to begin in FY 2013. The State of Georgia has committed or budgeted $180 million in state funds to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Recent visitors to Savannah include: US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Deputy US Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank speaking in support of the project.
Good Friday, April 6, 2012 is a working holiday at the Port of Savannah.