Georgia Ports Expects Container Rebound in 2024

The Georgia Ports Authority saw record volumes through its Port of Brunswick, while a flurry of investments should yield stronger container volumes at the Port of Savannah in 2024.The Port of Brunswick handled a record 775,565 units of autos and machinery in the port’s 2023 calendar year, an increase of 15.6 percent over 2022.“GPA is firing on all cylinders,” said GPA Chairman Kent Fountain, as the port authority’s investments of ... [+]

GPA, CSX offer new ‘Carolina Connector’ service

North Carolina importers and exporters can now tap into a faster supply chain through a direct rail connection between the Port of Savannah and Rocky Mount, North Carolina via the CSX Carolina Connector (CCX) Intermodal terminal. “This is an exciting logistics solution for existing and new customers across North Carolina,” said ... [+]

Georgia Ports earns AQUA Lane certification with US Customs

The Georgia Ports Authority recently obtained certification for all GPA terminals from US Customs and Border Protection to unload cargo from vessels prior to being cleared by CBP.To participate in the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval Lane benefit, ocean carriers must be enrolled in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, ... [+]

GPA achieves record Ro/Ro in FY2023

The Georgia Ports Authority handled record Roll-on/Roll-off volumes in Fiscal Year 2023, at more than 723,500 units, an increase of 18 percent or nearly 109,000 units over the previous year. “The Port of Brunswick achieved strong growth in the import and export of heavy machinery, while auto manufacturers’ improved microchip supply ... [+]

New Officers for GPA

The Georgia Ports Authority board has elected new officers for the coming fiscal year. Starting July 1, Kent Fountain will serve as chairman, Alec Poitevint as vice chairman, and Chris Womack as secretary-treasurer. “Kent’s four-year tenure on the GPA board, as well as his leadership across business and agriculture make him a ... [+]

Port of Savannah adding 55 hybrid yard cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority has agreed to spend $170 million on 55 hybrid-engine rubber-tired gantry cranes to outfit the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal, as it is redeveloped into an all-container facility.“This significant investment in new equipment will help prepare the Port of Savannah to handle more ships and cargo ... [+]

Georgia Ports expanding refrigerated container capacity

The Georgia Ports Authority is increasing chilled cargo capacity to stay ahead of anticipated growth in demand.“Expansion among our cold storage partners in the Savannah market will drive greater volumes of chilled cargo crossing our docks,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “While the Port of Savannah already accommodates the ... [+]

GPA handles nearly 6 million TEUs in 2022

The Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 5.9 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Calendar Year 2022, an increase of 5 percent over 2021. “It was a challenging year, but collaborative effort across Georgia’s supply chain ensured cargo movement remained fluid,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “I want to thank ... [+]

Georgia Ports welcomes Nissan to Brunswick

Nissan North America has chosen the Port of Brunswick, GA, as a new point of entry to serve US markets.“We are pleased that Nissan has chosen the Peach State as its gateway to the Southeast,” said Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority. “Brunswick’s central location and superior ... [+]

GPA off to accelerated start in new fiscal year

The Georgia Ports Authority kicked off its new fiscal year with the fastest start ever, handling 530,800 TEUs in July, an increase of 18%.Since January, GPA has moved 3.4 million TEUs, up 231,400 or 7% over its performance during the same period in 2021 – a record year in which ... [+]

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