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Record April boosts Savannah’s containerized trade

Record April boosts Savannah’s containerized trade

GPA on track for 4M-TEU year

The Georgia Ports Authority's busiest April ever pushed its fiscal year-to-date totals to more than 3.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 8.8 percent (280,000 TEUs) compared to the first 10 months of FY2017.
Monday, May 21, 2018/Number of views (468)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA goes to work for Garden City

GPA goes to work for Garden City

Garden City Housing Team directs effort

Volunteers from the Georgia Ports Authority leadership team put on their work gloves Saturday to assist with the rehab of a home in Garden City.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Number of views (276)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA grows trade, market share

GPA grows trade, market share

Intermodal volume up 20 percent

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers. For the fiscal year to date (July-March), TEU container trade grew by 9 percent, or 255,786 additional units for a total of 3.08 million, a new record for Savannah. Intermodal rail volumes jumped by 20 percent in March and 15.4 percent for the fiscal year to date, for a total of 318,454 containers handled over nine months – another record for the GPA.
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Mason Mega Rail breaks ground

Mason Mega Rail breaks ground

Project to double Port of Savannah’s rail capacity

Savannah, Ga. – March 27, 2018 – The Georgia Ports Authority broke ground on its $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal Tuesday. The expansion will increase the Port of Savannah’s rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year, and open new markets spanning an arc of cities from Memphis to St. Louis, Chicago to Cincinnati. 

“Today is a great day for Georgia and the nation,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “Not only will this new intermodal facility take trucks off the road and bring our products to market with greater efficiency, but it will open a new corridor for American commerce to and from the Midwest.”

Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Number of views (7762)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

One in 11 Peach State jobs – across all regions – related to Savannah, Brunswick ports

Brunswick, Ga. – March 26, 2018 – Georgia’s ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, according to a study released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA’s Terry College of Business. 

The Georgia Ports Authority board reviewed the study’s findings at its meeting Monday. The latest figure is based on Fiscal Year 2017 impacts, and represents an increase of 70,000 jobs (up 19 percent) compared to the previous report covering FY2014. Georgia ports now account for 9 percent of total state employment, or one out of 11 jobs. Personal income derived from port-supported jobs totaled $25 billion statewide in FY2017. 

Monday, March 26, 2018/Number of views (2271)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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