Streicher establishes Savannah port area operations
Mar 21, 2006 12:43 PM
Streicher Mobile Fueling Inc, Fort Lauderdale FL, has established a permanent operation in the Port of Savannah GA area for the company's customers traveling the Interstate-16 and Interstate-95 corridors into the port and points in northern Florida.
"We have been studying the Port of Savannah for some time and decided that, based on the rapid growth of the market and requests from current and prospective customers, this was an opportune time to open this location, said Richard E Gathright, Streicher president and chief executive officer.
The Port of Savannah is one of the busiest and fastest growing waterborne freight gateways for international shipments in the world, handling well over 2.7 million TEU's (twenty-foot equivalent, a container measurement standard) in 2005 and making it the fifth largest container port in the United States in 2005, Gathright said.
"Its proximity to two major interstates, 14 million square feet of retail distribution and warehousing space, a logistics friendly local government and workforce, and service by two major railroads (CSX and Norfolk Southern) are all compelling reasons for companies to relocate to the area," he said
Petroleum products are one of the largest import items at the Port of Savannah, which coupled with the increasing container movements through the port, create an enormous upside procurement and distribution opportunity for the company, Gathright said.
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