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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 (1215)/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 (309)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
First of four new cranes starts work at Port of Savannah

First of four new cranes starts work at Port of Savannah

Crane fleet climbing to 30 by 2018

The Georgia Ports Authority has commissioned the first of four new Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes at the Garden City Terminal, bringing its fleet to 23 -- more cranes than any other U.S. terminal -- with three machines yet to come online.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017/Number of views (3213)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA marks double-digit growth in total cargo

GPA marks double-digit growth in total cargo

Container tons surge more than 14 percent

The Georgia Ports Authority saw its busiest February ever for total cargo, moving 2.94 million tons across all docks last month - a 10 percent increase over February 2016, and second only to January's 3.01 million tons.
Monday, March 20, 2017/Number of views (1411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Port plan to reduce Garden City train crossings

Savannah, Ga. – March 1, 2017 – At a public meeting Tuesday, representatives from Garden City, Chatham County and the Georgia Ports Authority discussed a proposal that would greatly reduce the use of rail crossings around Garden City Terminal, while increasing capacity and jobs for the local community.

The meeting focused on installation of an overpass at State Route 25. The road improvement will take vehicular traffic over planned new rail lines and Pipemakers Canal. It is proposed in conjunction with an on-terminal project that will double GPA’s rail capacity to 1 million containers per year. The new port infrastructure will remove the need to stop trains off terminal to switch rail cars, an activity which has impacted traffic on commuter routes.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017/Number of views (466)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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