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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 (4879)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

FMC OKs East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement

Georgia and Virginia to Begin Discussions

The federal government on Friday gave its approval to an innovative agreement that allows the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) to begin discussing ways the two ports can share information in certain operational areas to position themselves as the U.S. East Coast’s leading gateways for containerized cargo.
Monday, April 10, 2017/Number of views (2483)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. Gateway Port

New Developments Position Savannah as U.S. Gateway Port

Announcement comes on the heels of three consecutive months of record growth

The Georgia Ports Authority announced the sale of 500 acres of property for commercial development to accommodate growing customer demand for warehousing, distribution and transload facilities near the Port of Savannah. The new development, located on five parcels of land at GPA's Savannah River International Trade Park, is less than five miles from the Garden City Container Terminal and can accommodate up to 5 million square feet of logistics space.
Saturday, February 4, 2017/Number of views (5701)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
GPA marks 6.5 percent November growth

GPA marks 6.5 percent November growth

Export, import loads see double-digit improvement

Fueled by a strengthening export market and a busy peak holiday season, the Georgia Ports Authority reported for the month of November a 6.5 percent increase in total container traffic. The Port of Savannah moved 167,333 containers, an improvement of 10,210 over November 2015.
Monday, December 19, 2016/Number of views (3184)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
McCarthy to head operations at GPA

McCarthy to head operations at GPA

Georgia Ports Authority hires former COO at CMA CGM America

The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO.
Monday, September 12, 2016/Number of views (3381)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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