Friday, 07 April 2017 13:45

Virginia-Georgia port alliance approved

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The Federal Maritime Commission cleared the way for an alliance between the Georgia and Virginia port authorities established under the East Coast Gateway Port Terminal Agreement, the first of its kind in the US.  The approval means that the ports of Virginia and Savannah can jointly acquire operating systems and equipment; meet to share information on cargo handling, gate operations, turn times, staffing and infrastructure; jointly draft agreements with carriers, shippers and other terminal operators; and sync marketing materials to attract joint services, alliance, and carrier network agreements.

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