Georgia Ports Set to Pass 4.6 Million TEU in 2019

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to exceed 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units for the first time in 2019 as it continues to add capacity. With that figure, the port is looking at a 14 percent increase in volumes moved through Savannah compared to just three years ago, or an additional 550,000 TEUs. Over the same period, the Authority has increased the … [Read more...]

Record Throughput at Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah moved a record 4.5 million TEU in its fiscal year ending June 30, an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs or 7.3 percent compared to the previous year, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said Tuesday. The increase in throughput was boosted by an uptick in rail cargo. "Our ports are firing on all cylinders," said Governor Brian Kemp. "This success is a … [Read more...]

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...]