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

47FT (14.3M) AT MLW

Tidal Range

7.5FT (2.3M)

King's Island Turning Basin

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

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 42 ft / 12.8 m & Berths 2,3,8,9 at 48 ft / 14.6 m 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 (Total 22)

 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 

18 - 29

30 - 33

Manufacturer

Kone

Kone

Kone

Class

Post-
Panamax

Super-Post-
Panamax

Super Post-
Panamax

Vessel Width Capacity

17 Containers
Across

22 Containers
Across without slowdown*

22 Containers
Across without slowdown*

* 24 containers across into slowdown zone      

Container Crane Lift Capacity

 

 

 

Under Spreader Bar

50 st / 50 lt / 50.8 mt

72 st / 65 lt / 65.3 mt

72 st / 65 lt / 65.3 mt

Under Cargo Beam

53 st / 70 lt / 48.1 mt

53 st / 70 lt / 48.1 mt

53 st / 70 lt / 48.1 mt

Main Hoist Speed

 

 

 

Fully Loaded

170 fpm @ 50 lt*
51.8 mpm

246 fpm @ 65 lt
75 mpm

246 fpm @ 65 lt
75 mpm

No Load

365 fpm / 111.25 mpm*

492 fpm / 150 mpm

492 fpm / 150 mpm

Trolley Speed

500 fpm / 152 mpm

590 fpm / 180 mpm

590 fpm / 180 mpm

Gantry Speed

180 fpm / 54.9 mpm

180 fpm / 54.9 mpm

180 fpm / 54.9 mpm

Dock Elevation

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)

Mean Low Water Elevation

-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)

Total Lift Height

180 ft / 54.9 m

180 ft / 54.9 m

196 ft / 59.7 m

Clear Lift Above Dock

120 ft / 36.6 m

120 ft / 36.6 m

136 ft / 41.4 m

 *Increasing hoist speed to match new cranes

Boom Clearance

 

 

 

Above Dock

119.25 ft / 36.3 m

139.8 ft / 42.6 m

139.8 ft / 42.6 m

Crane Overall

 

 

 

Height-
Boom Up

317 ft / 96.6 m

374 ft / 111.9 m

390 ft / 118.8 m

Portal Clearance

45 ft / 13.7 m

52.2 ft / 15.8 m

52.2 ft / 15.8 m

Outreach

 

 

 

From Dockface

145 ft / 44.2 m

191.8 ft / 58.4 m

191.8 ft / 58.4 m

Waterside Rail Setback

5 ft / 1.52 m

8.3 ft / 2.5 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

Backreach

65 ft / 19.8 m*

80 ft / 24.3 m

80 ft / 24.3 m

Overall Width
(Bumpers Compressed)

88.5 ft / 27 m

88.5 ft / 27 m

88.5 ft / 27 m

Clearance Between Legs

55 ft / 16.8 m

60 ft / 18.3 m

60 ft / 18.3 m

*Backreach of Crane 16 and Crane 17 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

(23) 18,000 lb / 8,165 kg Under Spreader Capacity

Forklifts

(48) 11,000 lb-50,000 lb / 4,990 kg-22,680 kg Capacity With Accessory Attachments

Over-Height Container Crane Attachment

(9) 45 st / 40 lt Capacity Speed Loader

Reefer Wheeled Plugs

738

Reefer Rack Plugs

2016

Reefer Racks

(84) CB-2, 34 Racks with Capacity of 816 Slots; CB-5, 10 Racks with Capacity of 240 Slots; CB-8, 40 Racks with a Capacity of 960 Slots

*4 RTGs are electric. 11 more will be electric by July 2015.

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) 2,500 ft / 762 m totaling 15,000 ft / 3,810 m

Storage Track

(3) 2,500 ft / 762 m totaling 7,500 ft / 2,286 m

Facility Area  160 acres / 65 hectares
Paved Area  2.5 acres / 1 hectares
  
Chatham ICTF  
Working Track

(5) 2,500 ft / 762 m totaling 15,000 ft / 3,810 m

Storage Track

(3) 2,500 ft / 762 m totaling 7,500 ft / 2,286 m

Facility Area160 acres / 65 hectares
Paved Area2.5 acres / 1 hectares

 

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 Equipment 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 6/5/2015