Georgia Tech Brings the World to Savannah
Monday, April 17th, 2017
More than 50 professionals from industry, government and academia participated in the first ever Georgia Tech-sponsored ports logistics conference April 10-11 in Savannah.
Participants in the invitation-only event hailed from Singapore, Panama, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and, of course, the United States. Led by Tim Brown, managing director of Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, and SCL’s research directors Professors Benoit Montreuil and Martin Savelsbergh, the conference focused on the emerging role of ports in global trade. Such topics as port logistics in the physical Internet era, new port roles as industry interconnectors and regional development enablers, automation and robotics, and maritime-intensive supply chains were a part of the robust agenda. The program included a tour of the Port of Savannah provided by the Georgia Ports Authority.
“This is just one more way Georgia Tech fosters a global ecosystem of academic, industry, and government partners focused on next generation research and education,” Brown said. “Together, we can continue to build on the port’s successes and continue to bring the world to Savannah.”