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Brunswick Ro/Ro capacity up by 50 percent

Brunswick Ro/Ro capacity up by 50 percent

Colonel’s Island facility on track to become nation’s No. 1 auto port

Brunswick, Ga. – October 19, 2017 – At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said the GPA increased auto processing capacity at Colonel’s Island Terminal by 50 percent over the past 12 months, all of which has been absorbed by processors and manufacturers.

“Since last year, we’ve been implementing an aggressive growth plan, enabling GPA and our auto processing partners to win new customers and capture greater market share,” Lynch said.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Number of views (190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Port of Savannah moves 1M TEUs in first quarter

Port of Savannah moves 1M TEUs in first quarter

GPA growing capacity to handle new business

Savannah, Ga. – Oct. 16, 2017 – The Port of Savannah moved more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units across Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of FY2018 (July 1-Sept. 30), growing by 5.8 percent or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17. In September alone, the GPA moved 325,141 TEUs, an increase of 5.4 percent or 16,792 TEUs compared to the same month last year.

“Sustained organic growth coupled with increased market share are driving these volume increases,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “We have also achieved major gains through the addition of Neo-Panamax vessels to the fleet serving Garden City Terminal.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Number of views (958)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FY17: Surge of private investments, record cargo volumes

FY17: Surge of private investments, record cargo volumes

GPA’s Lynch announces 1M square feet of new e-commerce warehouse space

During his annual State of the Port Address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced record cargo volumes, infrastructure development and two new customers bringing a combined 1 million square feet of additional distribution center space to Savannah.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Number of views (950)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah

August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah

Autos up 15 percent, containers up 5 percent

Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast’s busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August. Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick moved 53,675 units of roll-on/roll off cargo, an increase of 7,109 or 15.3 percent more than August last year.

Monday, September 18, 2017/Number of views (1029)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (1651)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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