In this episode of the Freight Insider, powered by Supply Chain Now, Page Siplon speaks with Griff Lynch, the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority. Griff reveals how and why he started his career in maritime freight and what he has learned along the way. Griff has a unique perspective as he has more than 30 years of operational and commercial experience in the maritime industry.
As the leader of the Georgia Ports Authority, Griff oversees the nation’s third-busiest container port, which is reaching record TEU levels of 15% over last year. The Georgia Ports and inland barge terminals support over 490,000 jobs throughout the state of Georgia and contribute $29 billion in income, $122 billion in revenue and $3.4 billion in state and local taxes to the Georgia economy.
Griff Lynch also shares the journey of the Georgia Ports, including:
• How infrastructure investment is expanding capacity at the port and what that means for the Georgia economy as well as surrounding states
• What the completion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project means for bigger ships coming to Georgia
• How inland rail facilities are broadening port reach while relieving pressure in trucking
• Creation of the One-Stop Dock, an on-terminal cross-dock facility