Georgia Ports Authority

Garden City Terminal


Owned and operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, Garden City Terminal is the fourth-busiest container port in the United States and provides access to 44% of U.S. consumers in 2-3 days. At 1,200 acres (485.6 ha), it’s North America’s busiest single-terminal container facility. This allows for maximum efficiency and flexibility, concentrating all manpower, technology and equipment in one massive container operation.

 

Specifications

Overview
Terminal Owner/Operator

GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

Terminal Area

1,200 ACRES (485.6 HECTARES)

Channel Width

500FT (152.4M)

Channel Project Depth

42FT (12.8M) AT MLW

Future Channel Project Depth

48FT (14.6M) AT MLW

Tidal Range

7.5FT (2.3M)

King's Island Turning Basin

1,500FT x 1,600FT (457.2M x 487.7M)

Bridge Vertical Clearance

185FT (56.4M) AT MHW (HIGH LEVEL, FIXED-SPAN DESIGN)

Cargo Handled

CONTAINERS

Container Berths

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Linear Feet

1,690

1,158

1,200

917

719

733

1,092

1,092

1,092

9,693

Linear Meters

515

353

366

280

219

223

333

333

333

2,955

Depth Alongside

Berths 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, at 42FT (12.8M) & Berths 2, 3, 8, 9 AT 48FT (14.6M) AT MLW

Dock Height

15FT (4.6M) at MLW

Apron Width

UP TO 196FT (59.7M)

Liquid Bulk Berth    Total

Linear Feet

600

600

Linear Meters

183

183

Container Cranes

1,2

7,8,9

10,11,12,14,16, 17

18-33

Manufacturer

Kocks

Kocks

Kone

Kone

Class

Post-
Panamax

Post-
Panamax

Post-
Panamax

Super Post-
Panamax

Vessel Width Capacity

16 Containers
Across

16 Containers
Across

17 Containers
Across

22 Containers
Across without slowdown**

** 24 containers across into slowdown zone      

Container Crane Lift Capacity

 

 

 

 

Under Spreader Bar

45 ST/40.2 LT
(40.8 MT)

45 ST/40.2 LT
(40.8MT)

56 ST/ 50 LT
(50.8MT)

72 ST/ 65 LT
(65.3MT)

Under Cargo Beam

53 ST/47 LT
(48.1MT)

53 ST/47 LT
(48.1MT)

53 ST/47 LT
(48.1MT)

53 ST/47 LT
(48.1MT)

Main Hoist Speed

 

 

 

 

Fully Loaded

150 FPM@40 LT
(45.7 MPM)

143 FPM@40 LT
(43.6 MPM)

170 FPM@50 LT
(51.8 MPM)*

246 FPM@65 LT
(75 MPM)

No Load

240 FPM
(73.2 MPM)

260 FPM
(79.2 MPM)

365 FPM
(111.25 MPM)*

492 FPM
(150 MPM)

Trolley Speed

410 FPM
(125 MPM)

500 FPM
(152 MPM)

500 FPM
(152 MPM)

590 FPM
(180 MPM)

Gantry Speed

180 FPM
(54.9 MPM)

180 FPM
(54.9 MPM)

180 FPM
(54.9 MPM)

180 FPM
(54.9 MPM)

Dock Elevation

0

0

0

0

Mean High Water Elevation

-6.98 FT
(-2.13 M)

-6.98 FT
(-2.13 M)

-6.98 FT
(-2.13 M)

-6.98 FT
(-2.13 M)

Mean Low Water Elevation

-15.48 FT
(-4.7M)

-15.48 FT
(-4.7M)

-15.48 FT
(-4.7M)

-15.48 FT
(-4.7M)

Bottom Elevation

-57.48 FT
(-17.5 M)

-57.48 FT
(-17.5 M)

-57.48 FT
(-17.5 M)

-57.48 FT
(-17.5 M)

Total Lift Height

160FT
(48.8M)

158.5FT
(48.3M)

180FT
(54.9M)

180FT
(54.9M)

Clear Lift Above Dock

100 FT
(30.5 M)

98.5 FT
(30 M)

120 FT
(36.6 M)

120 FT
(36.6 M)

 *Increasing hoist speed to match new cranes CY14

Boom Clearance

 

 

 

 

Above Dock

123 FT
(37.5 M)

121.4 FT
(37 M)

119.25 FT
(36.3 M)

139.8 FT
(42.6 M)

Crane Overall

 

 

 

 

Height-
Boom Up

273 FT
(83.2 M)

272.3 FT
(83 M)

317 FT
(96.6 M)

374 FT
(111.9 M)

Portal Clearance

60 FT
(18.3 M)

40 FT
(12.2 M)

45 FT
(13.7 M)

52.2 FT
(15.8 M)

Outreach

 

 

 

 

From Dockface

128.5 FT
(39.2 M)

128.5 FT
(39.2 M)

145 FT
(44.2 M)

191.8 FT
(58.4 M)

Waterside Rail Setback

5 FT (1.52 M)

5 FT (1.52 M)

5 FT (1.52 M)

8.3 FT (2.5 M)

Crane Rail Gauge

90 FT (27.4 M)

90 FT (27.4 M)

90 FT (27.4 M)

90 FT (27.4 M)

Backreach

65 FT (19.8 M)

110 FT (33.5 M)

65 FT (19.8 M)*

80 FT (24.3 M)

Overall Width

110 FT (33.5 M)

88.5 FT (27 M)

88.5 FT (27 M)

88.5 FT (27 M)

Clearance Between Legs

55 FT (16.8 M)

55 FT (16.8 M)

55 FT (16.8 M)

60 FT (18.3 M)

 

*CRANE 16 & 17'S BACKREACH IS 80 FT (24.3 M)

Equipment  
Rubber-Tired Gantries

(116) 45-56 ST (40-50 LT) CAPACITY*

Five-High Loaded Toplifts

(5) 80,000 LB (36,287 KG) UNDER SPREADER CAPACITY

Seven-High Empty Stackers

(21) 18,000 LB (8,165KG) UNDER SPREADER CAPACITY

Forklifts

(48) 11,000 LB - 50,000 LB (4,990KG - 22,680KG) CAPACITY
WITH ACCESSORY ATTACHMENTS

Over-Height Container Crane Attachment

(7) 45 ST (40 LT) CAPACITY SPEED LOADER

Reefer Wheeled Plugs

738

Reefer Rack Plugs

2016

Reefer Racks

10 racks with capacity of 240 slots; CB-8, 40 racks with a capacity of 960 slots

*4 RTGs will be electric

Warehousing

Area

Rail Siding

83-A

402,000 FT2 (37,347 M2)

1400 FT (427 M)

83-B

400,800 FT2 (37,236 M2)

1400 FT (427 M)

Warehouse 27/U.S. Customs &
Border Protection (USCBP)

130,000 FT2 (12,077 M2)

578 FT (176 M)

CFS 1

87,992 FT2 (8,175 M2)

N/A

CFS 2

103,224 FT2 (9,590 M2)

N/A

Cold Storage

68,150 FT2 (6,331 M2)

N/A

Total

1,192,166 FT2 (110,756 M2)

3,378 FT (1,030 M)

Container Field

CB1

CB2

CB3

CB4

CB5

CB6

CB7

CB8

CB9

Paved Area (Acres)

70.5

102.5

51.7

28.5

17.1

67.9

74.7

89.2

4.5

Paved Area (Hectares)

28.5

41.5

20.9

11.5

6.9

27.5

30.2

36.1

1.8

                   
Rapid Dispatch Facility

Total

Container Field And
Rapid Dispatch Facility

Total

Paved Area (Acres)

13

Paved Area (Acres)

517.8

Paved Area (Hectares)

5.2

Paved Area (Hectares)

209.5

Mason ICTF  
Working Track

(5) 2,800 FT (853 M) TOTALING 14,000 FT (4,267 M)

Storage Track

(1) 3,200 FT (975 M) & (2) 2,400 FT (732 M) TOTALING 8,000FT (2,438 M)

   
Chatham ICTF  
Working Track

(3) 2,100 FT (640 M) TOTALING 6,300 FT (1,920 M)

Storage Track

(5) 11,615 FT (3,540 M)

 

Interchange Lanes  
Gate 3

15 LANES WITH 10 PRE-CHECK LANES; 2-lane entry portal with OCR-Smart Cameras and RF-Reading Equipment to electronically capture data from arriving trucks

Gate 4

19 LANES WITH 13 PRE-CHECK LANES; 6-lane entry portal with OCR-Smart Cameras and RF-Reading Equ             ipment to electronically capture data from arriving trucks

Gate 6

6 LANES WITH 2 PRE-CHECK LANES; 2-lane entry portal with OCR-Smart Cameras and RF-Reading Equipment to electronically capture data from arriving trucks

Total

40 LANES WITH 25 PRE-CHECK LANES; 10 Portal Approach Lanes

 

Gates 3 and 4 are equipped with 120,000 LB (54,431 KG) capacity truck scales and over-height sensing devices. Fully integrated computer and radio frequency communications are utilized for rapid cargo throughout.

Revised 3/24/2014