Georgia Ports Authority Unveils ‘Big Berth, Big Ship’ Expansion Plan for Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority unveiled a plan Tuesday to expand the Port of Savannah to simultaneously handle six 14,000 TEU vessels by 2024. The plan, called the Big Berth/Big Ship program, was unveiled by Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch speaking at the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference. "No other single container terminal in North America has the … [Read more...]

Savannah’s TEU Count Up 7.5% in 2018

The Port of Savannah moved a record 4.35 million TEU in 2018, making for a 7.5 percent increase over 2017, according to a report from Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch to the GPA Board Tuesday. In December alone, the Port of Savannah handled 351,366 TEUs, an increase of 8.7 percent, or 28,250 TEUs. It was the Authority's busiest December ever, capping a … [Read more...]

Port of Savannah Sets 8 Million TEU Capacity Goal by 2028

The Georgia Port Authority on Thursday unveiled a $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity at the Port of Savannah to 8 million TEUs by 2028. Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 4.2 million TEUs at Savannah's Garden City Terminal in Fiscal Year 2018, representing an impressive 8.4% increase compared to 2017. The terminals current annual capacity is 5.5 million, making … [Read more...]

Port of Savannah Handled a Record 4.2 Million TEU in FY 2018

The Port of Savannah handled record 4.2 million twent-foot equivalent containers (TEU) in its 2018 fiscal year for an impressive 8.4% increase year-over-year, Georgia Port Authority reported Monday. The figure marks a new record the port and the first time in its history that it has handled more than 4 million TEU in a single year, ranking it the second busiest on the U.S. … [Read more...]

Port of Savannah Harbor Deepening Project Reaches Halfway Point

The project to deepen the navigation channel leading to the Port of Savannah has reached its halfway point with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completing the outer harbor dredging, one of the key components of the project. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will deepen the Savannah River to 47 feet at mean low water, allowing Neo-Panamax vessels coming … [Read more...]