The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO. Mr. McCarthy comes GPA from his previous post as COO for CMA CGM America.
As chief operating officer at the GPA, McCarthy will be responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of GPA’s operations. He will oversee a total staff count of 973 employees that will report to him, which represents nearly 90 percent of the GPA’s total workforce.
“We’re thrilled to bring on someone with Ed’s expertise to oversee port operations,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “His experience at major shipping lines and port terminals on both coasts will deliver important insights as we work to capture new opportunities in Savannah and Brunswick.”
“It’s an honor to join the team at the GPA,” said Mr. McCarthy. “Georgia’s ports are known throughout the industry as models of efficiency, and I am excited for the opportunity to help grow that success.”