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Port of Savannah achieves 32 percent growth in October

Port of Savannah achieves 32 percent growth in October

Savannah Harbor deepening to provide more than $14B in savings

Container trade at the Port of Savannah grew by 32 percent in October, with Garden City Terminal moving 410,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of nearly 100,000 TEUs. It was the first time in the port’s history that it topped 400,000 TEUs in a single month. For the fiscal year to date (July 1-Oct. 31), the Port of Savannah has moved 1.42 million TEUs, up by 155,050 or 12.3 percent.

Monday, November 6, 2017/Number of views (4737)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Honda nearly triples its Brunswick cargo

47,700 HRV, FIT and Civic vehicles cross Colonel's Island docks in FY2017

American Honda Motor Company nearly tripled its business through the Port of Brunswick in Fiscal Year 2017, adding 34,700 vehicles over the previous year. Honda's increased volumes were the result of numerous factors, including Colonel's Island's prime location, additional capacity and teamwork.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Number of views (1332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (2939)/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 (2383)/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 (2855)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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