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Georgia Ports Authority wins EPA Award

Release Date: 01/15/2014
Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, EPA, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), harris-young.dawn@epa.gov Debbie Rhodes, GPA, (912) 964-3855, drhodes@gaports.com.

Savannah, Ga. – Christopher Grundler, director, office of transportation and air quality for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stan Meiburg, acting regional administrator for the EPA’s Southeast Region, will visit the Port of Savannah on Friday, Jan. 17, to present an award to the GPA for environmental stewardship.

Media are invited to this exclusive opportunity to hear comments and interview officials. Due to the nature of this event, we ask that all media arrive at the event site at GPA Administration Building at 2 Main St., in Garden City no later than 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2014.

When: 11 – 11:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Where: GPA’s Garden City Terminal, 2 Main St., in Garden City. (GPA lobby at Main Street and Bourne Avenue.) Parking available at the Administration Building.

Contact: Please RSVP by 4 p.m. Jan. 16 with your representative’s cell phone as a point of contact to Debbie Rhodes at the Georgia Ports Authority, 912.964.3855 or drhodes@gaports.com.

Directions: From Downtown Savannah take West Bay Street to I-516/S.R. 21 North. Take Exit 8. Turn left at traffic signal onto Main Street, proceeding to the intersection at Bourne Avenue. Go through the Bourne Ave. intersection, turning right into the circular drive at GPA Administration Building.

Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 352,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $18.5 billion in income, $66.9 billion in revenue and $2.5 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy. The Port of Savannah was the second busiest U.S. container port for the export of American goods by tonnage in FY2011. It also handled 8.7 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 12.5 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2011.