Georgia Ports Authority

Colonel’s Island Terminal: Ro/Ro


About the Terminal

Colonel’s Island Terminal ranks not only among the nation’s largest auto facilities, but it’s also one of the country’s most environmentally conscious. As a dedicated RoRo facility, the terminal is the third busiest port in the U.S. for total RoRo cargo and second busiest for RoRo imports. Owned and operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, the facility has three berths and three on-terminal auto processors.

 


Specifications

Overview
Terminal Owner/Operator

GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

Distance From Sea Bouy

15 NAUTICAL MILES

Channel Width

400FT (121.9M)

Channel Project Depth

36FT (11M) AT MLW

Tidal Range

7.6 FT (2.3 M)

Turning Basin

South Brunswick River 1,200 FT (365.8M) in Diameter

Bridge Vertical Clearance

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

Bridge Horizontal Clearance

UNRESTRICTED

Cargo Handled

RORO and PROJECT CARGO

Terminal Acreage

1,700-PLUS ACRES (688-PLUS HECTARES)

Autoport Facility (inclusive of
900 acres for future development
excluding infrastructure)

1,268 ACRES (513.1 HECTARES)

Paved Open Storage

346 ACRES (140 HECTARES)

Berthing Berth 1 Berth 2 Berth 3
Wharf Length

550 LINEAR FT (168M)

750 LINEAR FT (229M)

550 LINEAR FT (168M)

Total Berthing Length

1,215 LINEAR FT (370M)

925 LINEAR FT (282M)

1,215 LINEAR FT (370M)

Apron Width

150 LINEAR FT (46M)

35 LINEAR FT (11M)

150 LINEAR FT (46M)

Depth Alongside

36FT AT MLW (11M)

40FT AT MLW(12M)

36FT AT MLW (11M)

Dock Height

14.5FT AT MLW (4.4M)

14.5FT AT MLW (4.4M)

14.5FT AT MLW (4.4M)

Lighted Docks & Roads

24 HOURS PER DAY



Expansion capabilities include the construction of up to 2 additional berths.



AUTO PROCESSORS
Amports Atlantic Vehicle Processors
BMW of North America International Auto Processing, Inc.


OCEAN CARRIERS
Hoegh Autoliners American Ro-Ro Carriers
K-Line America Inc. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
NYK Bulkship (USA), Inc. Mitsui Osk Bulk Shipping (USA), Inc.
Eukor  


COLONEL'S ISLAND NEIGHORS
Allied Universal Atlantic Vehicle Processors, Inc. GPA Grain Distribution Facility
Amports International Auto Processing, Inc.
BMW of North America, LLC

AUTOMOBILE TRUCKING LINES
Alaplex Transportation, Inc. Allied Systems
ATC Logistics* Axis Group
Blue Thunder Auto Transport* Centurion Auto Transport
Crown Auto Transport & Logistics Company Dixon Auto Transportation
Fleet Car Carriers* Hansen & Atkins*
Intercity Lines Jack Key Auto Transport
Proficient Auto Transport, Inc. Sunbelt Auto Carriers, Inc.
Supreme Auto Transport, Inc. The Waggoners Trucking*

*Automobile trucking lines with offices on Colonel’s Island.


AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS WITH OFFICES ON COLONEL'S ISLAND
Glovis America, Inc. Jaguar Cars Land Rover North America
Porsche Cars of North America, Inc. SAAB Cars USA, Inc. Volkswagen of America, Inc.
BMW North America, LLC Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.