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Ports: Mobile logs record year, Georgia hires Batista as sales VP

Flavio Batista has been named vice president of sales and marketing for the Georgia Ports Authority.
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The Alabama Port Authority announced last week that 2022 was a record year for the Port of Mobile, which logged 563,191 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Total container volumes in 2022 rose 11% over 2021, port authority officials said in a press release. Intermodal rail volumes continued a 31-month triple-digit growth streak, ending the year at 142% over total 2021 volumes.

The port is served by Norfolk Southern Railway, Kansas City Southern, CSX, CN, BNSF Railway Co., Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, CG Railway and Alabama Export Railroad.

Meanwhile, the Georgia Ports Authority named Flavio Batista its new vice president of sales and marketing.

Batista comes to the port authority from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group, an ocean carrier and sustainable shipping developer. There, he most recently served as senior VP and head of sales for the Americas, where he led ocean and logistics commercial development and customer relations.

Batista was also executive VP and head of commercial activities for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at the company’s logistics subsidiary, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.

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