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The following operating hours and rules will be observed at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.

  • Gates 3, 4 and 8 open at 0600
  • Gate 4 closes at 1800
  • Gates 3 and 8 closes at 1700
  • Standard / Dry container pick-up cut-off is 1630; drop-off cut-off is 1700
  • Reefer pick up cutoff is 1615; Reefer drop-off cut-off is 1645
  • Gate moves after cut-off times require SSL overtime authorization
  • Saturday Gate – Gate 4 only
  • Holiday hours subject to change
Operating Rules:

Gates 3, and 4 are for containerized transactions only
Commercial vans and loose freight should be directed to Gates 1 or 5
Bob-tail trucks should enter through Gate 1 or Gate 5 and proceed to the Internal Kiosk for Pick-up Ticket processing
Bob-tail trucks should exit through Gate 1 or Gate 5

Any long-term changes to the current operating hours will be communicated accordingly. Any daily extensions of operating hours will be communicated through our current Overtime Authorization Form.


Interstate Access

To improve safety and expedite truck traffic, Georgia opened the Jimmy DeLoach connector in 2016, providing direct truck access between Garden City Terminal and Interstate 95. The connector cuts 11 minutes from the drive time between the port and the interstate.

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Mason Mega Rail

The Mason Mega Rail Terminal will double the Port of Savannah’s annual rail lift capacity to 1 million containers. The expansion, expected to be completed in 2020, will better accommodate 10,000-footlong unit trains for Norfolk Southern and CSX transportation, the East Coast’s two Class I railroads.

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Georgia Ports is an economic engine for the State of Georgia, accounting for one out of every 11 jobs in the Peach State.

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