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Georgia Ports Authority breaks container volume record

Georgia Ports Authority breaks container volume record

Additional shipping services and strong economy build momentum for Savannah

Savannah, Ga. — June 6, 2017  Larger vessels and additional container services calling Georgia's ports coupled with a positive economic forecast ushered in an all-time record month for container volume. The Georgia Ports Authority handled 350,104 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May, 11.68 % more TEUs compared to the same month a year ago, or 36,619 additional TEUs.

“It’s evident shipping lines are deploying larger vessels and cargo exchanges through the Panama Canal to Georgia's ports," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "This is a strong indicator that an important market share shift to Georgia is possible through recently restructured shipping services."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Number of views (5713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA to use electric cranes at Appalachian Regional Port

GPA to use electric cranes at Appalachian Regional Port

Quiet, clean-running cranes contribute to sustainable operation

Savannah, Ga. – May 24, 2017 – The Georgia Ports Authority Board on Monday approved the purchase of three electric rubber-tired gantry cranes for the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth. 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Number of views (2263)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Georgia’s ports set new industry standard

Georgia’s ports set new industry standard

Total tonnage climbs by 13 percent

Savannah, Ga. – May 22, 2017 – The Georgia Ports Authority handled 333,006 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in April, an increase of 11.7 percent, or 34,966 TEUs, compared to the same month a year ago. Across all ports, GPA’s total tonnage increased by 13 percent, or 334,950 tons, to reach 2.94 million tons and the Authority’s busiest April ever. 

“Savannah has established itself as a premier gateway serving the Eastern United States,” said Griff Lynch, GPA’s executive director. “Our team is not only keeping pace with record volumes, but has managed to set new industry standards in cargo velocity, berth productivity and congestion free gates.” 
Monday, May 22, 2017/Number of views (6575)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gov. Deal welcomes COSCO Development

Gov. Deal welcomes COSCO Development

Port of Savannah handles record containers for largest vessel to ever call U.S. East Coast

At an event on the docks of the Port of Savannah today, Governor Nathan Deal, port officials and the maritime community were on hand to welcome the COSCO Development, the largest containership to ever call on the U.S. East Coast as it handled 5,500 containers, a record for Georgia’s ports. 

Friday, May 12, 2017/Number of views (5354)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GPA holds tree-planting ceremony

GPA holds tree-planting ceremony

Sapling replaces tree lost in Hurricane Matthew

Savannah, Ga. - April 28, 2017 - In honor of national Arbor Day, the Georgia Ports Authority held a special tree-planting ceremony at Garden City Terminal to replace a historic oak lost during Hurricane Matthew last year.

"As we improve our operations and upgrade facilities, we take every step we can to preserve Georgia's historic, majestic trees," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "The 10-year-old live oak sapling we're planting today is a small example of how the GPA provides for our natural resources today and into the future."
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