Ga. ports re-elects Green chairman
The Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors on Monday unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as chairman for fiscal year 2010.
'Improving our facilities and expanding our services and market share at our deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick are critical for Georgia's economic recovery, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our state at this time,' Green said. 'The deepening of the Savannah Harbor from 42 to 48 feet, the continued expansion of our existing facilities and the Jasper Port Terminal are projects that will provide our customers and our region the resources they need to realize new economic opportunities.'
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Green to the authority board of directors in July 2004, and he has served as board chairman since 2007. He has also chaired the board's Ports Development Committee and is president of Stephen Green Properties Inc., a commercial real estate investment and development company.
The port authority board also approved a $2.3-million contract for the Cross Terminal road and bridge at the Garden City Terminal that will provide direct access from the north to the south end of the terminal. The project includes a five-lane roadway corridor and a new bridge structure crossing Pipemaker's Canal and is to be completed by March 2010.