Freight News, Sea

GPA has best April Ever

[ May 25, 2019   //   ]

Georgia Port Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch reported the Port of Savannah had its busiest April ever, pushing its fiscal year-to-date totals to 3.7 million TEUs, an increase of 8.7% (300,815 TEUs) compared to the same period in FY2018.

“We’re nearly a full month ahead of last year’s volume at this point,” Lynch said. “GPA’s 1,300 employees, the International Longshoremen’s Association, stevedores, motor carriers and professionals throughout the supply chain have pulled together to not only grow our business, but to handle it with great efficiency and care.”

For the month of April, the GPA handled 76,000 TEUs of intermodal cargo, an 11% increase over the same month last year. Of the total cargo crossing the docks at Garden City Terminal since the start of FY2019 (July-April), 776,600 TEUs moved by rail. That’s an increase of 21% (135,000 TEUs) compared to the first 10 months of FY2018.

Total container cargo in April reached record volumes of 364,481 TEUs at the Port of Savannah, an increase of 1.9% or 6,700 TEUs.