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Inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch Focused on Perishables

The inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch was held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport. Presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, the event offered a regional, in-depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit.

The 2015 Logistics Lunch featured a panel discussion on the growth, challenges, and opportunities for the logistics industry provided by prospective growth in the cold chain and perishables sector.  Moderated by logistics attorney Colin McRae, the panel featured Lee Woodham, President of FreshPoint Atlanta; Chris Logan, Senior Director of Trade Development for Georgia Ports Authority; Ross Maple, Director of Business Strategy for Nordic Logistics and Warehousing;  and Bo Warren, Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness.

In separate presentations, Jannine Miller, Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics, discussed the 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit and other Center initiatives, and Georgia Department of Transportation Planning Director Jay Roberts gave an update on transportation initiatives in and around Chatham County, as well as state-wide.

Additional resources:

Podcasts of the panel and presentations can be heard at this link.

Colin McRae and Brad Harmon co-authored an article for the Savannah Morning News special maritime section about the opportunities presented by the growth in perishables through the Port of Savannah. Read that article here.

Savannah CEO wrote about the inaugural Savannah Logistics Lunch, read the article here.

The Savannah morning news covered the event, that article can be read by clicking here.

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