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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 capacity. Expansion efforts include the Peak Capacity project, which will add 650,000 TEUs of annual container yard capacity in two phases ... [+]

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 ... [+]

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to exceed 4.6 million TEUs for the first time in a calendar year.

That level of trade would be a 14% increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago, or an additional 550,000 TEUs. Over the same period, the Authority has increased the annual capacity at the Port of Savannah from 5 million to 5.5 million TEUs. "Through incredible teamwork from the ... [+]

GPA Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia

The Georgia Ports Authority plans to double capacity at Garden City Terminal to 11 million twenty-foot equivalent container units per year. In Fiscal Year 2019, port-related industries announced $5 billion in new investment and 12,000 new jobs coming to Georgia. At a recent State of the Port conference, GPA authorities and ... [+]

McKnight new chairman at Georgia Ports

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority elected William D. McKnight as chairman on May 20. "As an entrepreneur and business leader with more than 30 years in the construction industry, Will McKnight has the experience necessary to keep GPA at the forefront, delivering opportunity for growth to large ... [+]

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