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GPA increasing Brunswick’s annual capacity to 1.4M vehicles

The Georgia Ports Authority has unveiled plans to grow capacity at Brunswick’s flagship autoport and its breakbulk terminal for forest products.“We’re expanding berth and terminal capacity at both Colonel’s Island and Mayor’s Point so that we are ready to take on additional trade,” said Griff Lynch, GPA executive director. “The investments we are making will lay the groundwork for job growth and new opportunity in the Brunswick region.”As the nation’s ... [+]

GPA to expedite 1.6M TEUs of on-terminal capacity by June

At a recent Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting, Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed actions that will expedite the completion of 1.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in annual capacity. “Through ingenuity and teamwork, GPA has put into place what amounts to the largest current expansion for a port operation in North ... [+]

New gantry cranes for Port of Savannah

At the Georgia Ports Authority Board meeting on December 6 , Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed actions that will expedite the completion of 1.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in annual capacity. “Through ingenuity and teamwork, GPA has put into place what amounts to the largest current expansion for a port ... [+]

GPA details capacity, operations expansion

At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) held in late April, the Georgia Ports Authority released fiscal year to date numbers (July -March) showing record volumes of 3.9 million TEUs, an increase of 15%, and detailed a plan that expedites completion of more than 1.4 million additional TEUs of annual ... [+]

Savannah moves more than 4.6M TEUs in 2020

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 4.68 million TEUs in 2020, up 1.8%over its 2019 total of 4.59 million. Total cargo crossing all docks in 2020 reached 38.4 million tons. The Port of Savannah achieved its busiest December ever last month, moving 447,525 TEUs, an increase of 24 percent, or ... [+]

Memphis, Savannah on parallel tracks

Georgia Ports Authority Chief Commercial Officer Cliff Pyron recently briefed the Memphis World Trade Club on Savannah’s expanding rail service to Memphis. At that event, he explained how the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal will be the largest on-dock intermodal rail facility for a port in North America, ... [+]

Looking back on WW11

Savannah, Brunswick played an important role in WWII Liberty ship Construction. During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. The ships delivered supplies to America’s allies. During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. They hauled trucks, tanks, ammunition, crated aircraft, ... [+]

GPA elects officers for FY2021

At its meeting on June 15, the Georgia Ports Authority board elected officers for the coming fiscal year, selecting Will McKnight to serve a second year as chairman. GPA Secretary-Treasurer Joel Wooten, Jr. was elected vice chairman and member Kent Fountain was elected secretary-treasurer. McKnight thanked the GPA team for keeping the operation moving throughout the ... [+]

GPA commissions first nine Mason Mega Rail tracks

Georgia Ports Authority's Mason Mega Rail project, in the works for more than four years and designed to expand service to the Southeast and Midwestern U.S., has passed a major milestone. GPA has put into operation the first nine of 18 new working tracks, with its first two rail-mounted gantry ... [+]

GPA unveils major expansions

At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Tuesday, Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, announced the acquisition of 145 contiguous acres to the Port of Savannah, or more than 1 million TEUs in annual capacity. "As the Georgia Ports Authority enters its 75th year, we are proud to follow in the tradition of ... [+]

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