Georgia Ports Authority
1,857,000 gallons of fuel saved annually

1,857,000 gallons of fuel saved annually

Robert Morris
Senior Director of Corporate Communications

Georgia Ports Authority
P.O. Box 2406
Savannah, GA 31402 U.S.A.

800.342.8012 (ext. 3855)

Reducing Consumption

GPA employs a combination of technology engine conversion to dramatically impact the use of energy within the port. Technology advancements have expedited cargo and made tracking streamlined and efficient. At every stage, cargo is kept moving using the least possible energy in the process. Cranes have been converted from diesel to electric power, more than 1.9 million gallons of diesel fuel annually.

1,857,000 gallons of fuel are saved annually by electrifying ship-to-shore cranes. All 27 ship-to-shore cranes at the GPA have been converted from diesel to electric power.

GPA has purchased four electric rubber-tire gantry cranes in a pilot program to reduce fuel consumption. eRTGs use up to 95% less fuel by only using diesel when moving between container rows.

6,850,428 gallons of fuel are saved annually through energy saving programs and efficient upgrades. By including fuel additives, GPA’s diesel fleet reduced total fuel consumption by 5%. GPA continues to explore the use of alternative fuel to replace diesel-powered jockey trucks.

4,500,000 gallons of diesel fuel are saved each year by using electrified refrigerated container racks. GPA has installed 84 electrified refrigerated container racks (1,536 container slots), avoiding the use of diesel generators and cutting fuel costs.

An 8 minute reduction in turn times achieved after construction of GPA’s cross terminal roadway. Technology and infrastructure investments minimized truck idling and turn times.

2,000 lbs of cargo can be carried 500 miles by rail on a single gallon of fuel. The Port of Savannah is the only single terminal operation on the East Coast with on-terminal access to two Class 1 rail lines: Norfolk Southern and CSX. Moving freight by rail reduces traffic congestion, energy demand and emissions.