GPA prepares for the future, adds inland rail connectivity

Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah handled 49,115 containers by rail in August (approximately 89,000 TEUs), an increase of 6% over the same month last year. Intermodal cargo represented 21.6% of total containers, an uptick in that ratio of roughly 7% compared to August 2022.“With our Mason Mega Rail Terminal fully operational, we now have the capacity to shift more of our long-haul cargo off state highways and ... [+]

Port of Savannah receives four new electric ship-to-shore cranes

The Port of Savannah received four Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes on Aug. 24, upgrading the crane fleet to 34 machines at Garden City Terminal after four older cranes are retired and recycled.“Along with the completion of our project to improve Berth 1, these cranes will help deliver faster turn times ... [+]

Port of Savannah gains national market share

In the latest information from logistics data provider PIERS, the Georgia Ports Authority now handles one out of every 8.8 loaded twenty-foot equivalent container units in the U.S., its highest national market share ever.The Port of Savannah moved 11.4 percent of the nation’s loaded international containers for Fiscal Year 2023 ... [+]

Savannah exports up 21% in January

The Port of Savannah’s loaded container exports grew 21% in January. The nation’s busiest port for U.S. goods handled 110,305 TEUs of exports, an increase of 19,419 TEUs.Compared to pre-pandemic numbers, the Port of Savannah’s January trade of 421,714 TEUs in total cargo showed 11.7% improvement over January 2020, in ... [+]

Port of Savannah sees container demand ease in November

The Port of Savannah moved 464,883 TEUs in November, a decrease of 6.2% or 30,866 TEUs compared to the same month last year. This marks a 28% increase over three years. That rate of growth is well above the Georgia Ports Authority’s pre-pandemic expansion, which averaged 4 to 5% annually.“Container ... [+]

Port of Savannah outperforming national container market

The Georgia Ports Authority handled 552,800 TEUs in October, for an increase of 9.6% (48,460 TEUs) compared to the same month last year. “Customers continue to bring new or expanding business to the Port of Savannah, drawn by our global connectivity and the supply chain network that links Savannah to major ... [+]

Port of Savannah moves nearly 500K TEUs in record April

The Port of Savannah handled 495,782 TEU equivalent container units in April, a record for the month of April and the Georgia Ports Authority’s third busiest month ever. GPA’s Garden City Terminal now handles nearly one out of every nine loaded containers crossing the nation’s docks. “The phenomenal growth we have ... [+]

GPA’s busiest February ever

The Port of Savannah’s container volume grew nearly 18 percent in February, extending year-over-year increases to 19 consecutive months for the Georgia Ports Authority. To better accommodate that growth, the GPA Board has expedited more than $538 million in capacity expansion projects initially anticipated years into the future. “Today’s action by ... [+]

Port of Savannah marks completion of harbor deepening

The deepening of the Savannah Harbor is completed, meaning Georgia exporters now have greater opportunity to move goods overseas, because ships can take on more cargo. Additionally, faster vessel service means the Port of Savannah can handle more ships each year.The project expedites the flow of cargo to and from ... [+]

GPA handles 479,000 TEUs in January

Cargo growth bolsters port’s impact on economy The Port of Savannah handled a record 479,700 TEUs of cargo in January, an increase of 4% over the same month a year ago, a month in which cargo volumes had expanded by 22%. The Port of Savannah has now set monthly records for ... [+]

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