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GPA welcomes Logistec’s wood pellet storage expansion

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At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch welcomed Logistec’s announcement of the completion of 221 000 ft2 of wood pellet storage at GPA’s East River Terminal.

Logistec is an international terminal operating company that has just opened two new warehouses totalling 221 675 ft2 for wood pellet storage along the Brunswick River.

“These modern buildings are a part of Logistec’s commitment to upgrade and expand its dry bulk facilities in Brunswick. Our terminal is ideally suited to biomass cargo handling, and we look forward to working with the Georgia Ports Authority and our customers to meet long-term growth demands,” said Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec. “We are committed to doing business here for the long term. With the addition of these warehouses, we can store higher volumes and have increased our throughput capacity.”

The state-of-the-art facilities are expected to handle more than 600 000 short tpy of wood pellets. The new buildings represent a 101% increase in capacity over two previous warehouses that totalled 110 000 ft2.

The wood pellets are a renewable biomass fuel source shipped largely to Northern Europe, where they are used in energy production. The pellets are sourced mainly from the Georgia forestry industry. This improved infrastructure will aid GPA’s efforts to support Georgia’s forest products sector.

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