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Savannah new entry port for Chilean blueberries

Savannah new entry port for Chilean blueberries

Produce reaches market faster, cheaper, fresher

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cleared the Port of Savannah to serve as a new entry port for Chilean blueberries. Previously, the imported berries could only enter the U.S. through one of three regions: South Florida, Philadelphia/New York, and LA/Long Beach.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Number of views (460)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Four more Neo-Panamax cranes arrive at the Port of Savannah

Four more Neo-Panamax cranes arrive at the Port of Savannah

Georgia Ports Authority ship-to-shore fleet climbing toward 36

Four additional Neo-Panamax cranes sailed into the Port of Savannah last week, with a 50- by 100-foot American flag across the side. Once commissioned, the new cranes will bring Savannah's fleet to 30. Six additional cranes will arrive in 2020. When all are commissioned, the upgrade will allowthe nation's largest single container facility to move nearly 1,300 containers per hour.
Monday, November 27, 2017/Number of views (2351)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA approves projects to expand rail, gate capacity

GPA approves projects to expand rail, gate capacity

Container, breakbulk and auto volumes climb

On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, an all-time record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at GPA’s Garden City Terminal – the single largest container terminal in all of North America.
Monday, November 13, 2017/Number of views (3810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Port of Savannah achieves 32 percent growth in October

Port of Savannah achieves 32 percent growth in October

Savannah Harbor deepening to provide more than $14B in savings

Container trade at the Port of Savannah grew by 32 percent in October, with Garden City Terminal moving 410,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of nearly 100,000 TEUs. It was the first time in the port’s history that it topped 400,000 TEUs in a single month. For the fiscal year to date (July 1-Oct. 31), the Port of Savannah has moved 1.42 million TEUs, up by 155,050 or 12.3 percent.

Monday, November 06, 2017/Number of views (3817)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
One Thing Remains the Same

One Thing Remains the Same

Jennifer Tatom, Manager of Marketing & Business Development

A changing landscape of cargo carriers spurred by consolidation and realignment has fueled growth at the Georgia Ports Authority by playing perfectly to GPA’s advantages. A decade ago, ocean carriers began massive fleet upsizing to reduce fuel consumption and cost per container. This caused a major imbalance in supply and demand, particularly as the global economy fell into recession. The inability of individual ocean carriers to absorb capacity caused financial stress and led to the unprecedented carrier consolidation and alliance changes currently taking place. 

Friday, November 03, 2017/Number of views (719)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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