Curtis Foltz, a veteran of terminal operations, has been named the Georgia Ports Authority’s new chief operating officer effective Aug. 1, and is to provide direction for ongoing, day-to-day operating activities.

Mr. Foltz comes to GPA from CSX World Terminals LLC, a CSX Corp. subsidiary based in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as vice president of operations and oversaw terminal operations throughout the Americas and Caribbean. Prior to joining CSX World Terminals in 1999, he worked for another CSX subsidiary based in Jacksonville, Fla., SeaLand Transportantion Corp., in port management.

According to the GPA announcement, the Port of Savannah has been the nation’s fastest growing port for the past three years. Last fiscal year, the GPA experienced a record 31.5 percent growth in containers and a 25.2 percent growth in autos imported and exported through Savannah and Brunswick.

“This new position will help support our expanding needs and increased demands,” said GPA Executive Director Doug Marchand. “Curtis is a good communicator, a strategic thinker and clearly understands terminal operations.”

For more information, contact the Georgia Ports Authority at or (912) 964-3855.