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Georgia’s ports set new industry standard

Georgia’s ports set new industry standard

Total tonnage climbs by 13 percent

Savannah, Ga. – May 22, 2017 – The Georgia Ports Authority handled 333,006 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in April, an increase of 11.7 percent, or 34,966 TEUs, compared to the same month a year ago. Across all ports, GPA’s total tonnage increased by 13 percent, or 334,950 tons, to reach 2.94 million tons and the Authority’s busiest April ever. 

“Savannah has established itself as a premier gateway serving the Eastern United States,” said Griff Lynch, GPA’s executive director. “Our team is not only keeping pace with record volumes, but has managed to set new industry standards in cargo velocity, berth productivity and congestion free gates.” 
Monday, May 22, 2017/Number of views (676)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gov. Deal welcomes COSCO Development

Gov. Deal welcomes COSCO Development

Port of Savannah handles record containers for largest vessel to ever call U.S. East Coast

At an event on the docks of the Port of Savannah today, Governor Nathan Deal, port officials and the maritime community were on hand to welcome the COSCO Development, the largest containership to ever call on the U.S. East Coast as it handled 5,500 containers, a record for Georgia’s ports. 

Friday, May 12, 2017/Number of views (1934)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA holds tree-planting ceremony

GPA holds tree-planting ceremony

Sapling replaces tree lost in Hurricane Matthew

Savannah, Ga. - April 28, 2017 - In honor of national Arbor Day, the Georgia Ports Authority held a special tree-planting ceremony at Garden City Terminal to replace a historic oak lost during Hurricane Matthew last year.

"As we improve our operations and upgrade facilities, we take every step we can to preserve Georgia's historic, majestic trees," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "The 10-year-old live oak sapling we're planting today is a small example of how the GPA provides for our natural resources today and into the future."
Friday, April 28, 2017/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Strong demand drives record growth

Strong demand drives record growth

Gateway hubs plan regional response

The Georgia Ports Authority experienced strong growth in containerized, auto and breakbulk trade in March.

The Port of Savannah moved 311,770 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, an increase of 5.6 percent or 16,621 TEUs. Total tonnage across all terminals increased 9.8 percent (258,627 tons), moving 2.89 million tons for the busiest March ever in the Authority’s history.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Number of views (1505)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FMC OKs East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement

Georgia and Virginia to Begin Discussions

The federal government on Friday gave its approval to an innovative agreement that allows the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) to begin discussing ways the two ports can share information in certain operational areas to position themselves as the U.S. East Coast’s leading gateways for containerized cargo.
Monday, April 10, 2017/Number of views (604)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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