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Savannah serves largest vessel ever to call on East Coast

Savannah serves largest vessel ever to call on East Coast

GPA works CMA CGM Roosevelt with seven cranes

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship ever to serve the U.S. East Coast at 14,414 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs), called the Port of Savannah today. Working the vessel with seven cranes at the 1,200-acre Garden City Terminal, the Port of Savannah is expected to move 4,500 containers (approximately 8,000 TEUs) on and off the ship. The GPA will work six other vessels simultaneous to the Roosevelt.
Friday, September 01, 2017/Number of views (1165)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Donate Supplies for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Donate Supplies for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Georgia Ports Authority, community collecting supplies

Savannah, Ga. – Aug. 30, 2017 – The Georgia Ports Authority, maritime organizations and the greater Savannah community are collecting disaster relief supplies for the Port of Houston.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017/Number of views (1801)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico)  Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah, Georgia

Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico) Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah, Georgia

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue – along with counterparts, Agriculture Minister for Canada Lawrence MacAulay and the Secretary of Agriculture for Mexico José Calzada -- held a joint news conference at the Port of Savannah.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Number of views (1285)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Georgia Ports Authority breaks container volume record

Georgia Ports Authority breaks container volume record

Additional shipping services and strong economy build momentum for Savannah

Savannah, Ga. — June 6, 2017  Larger vessels and additional container services calling Georgia's ports coupled with a positive economic forecast ushered in an all-time record month for container volume. The Georgia Ports Authority handled 350,104 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May, 11.68 % more TEUs compared to the same month a year ago, or 36,619 additional TEUs.

“It’s evident shipping lines are deploying larger vessels and cargo exchanges through the Panama Canal to Georgia's ports," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "This is a strong indicator that an important market share shift to Georgia is possible through recently restructured shipping services."

Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Number of views (3977)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA to use electric cranes at Appalachian Regional Port

GPA to use electric cranes at Appalachian Regional Port

Quiet, clean-running cranes contribute to sustainable operation

Savannah, Ga. – May 24, 2017 – The Georgia Ports Authority Board on Monday approved the purchase of three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes for the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth. 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Number of views (750)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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