Public Input Requested
Container Berth 1 Improvements
Georgia Ports Authority
Garden City Terminal
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) invites your comments on a project to streamline operations and improve the safety and efficiency of the Garden City Terminal Container Berth 1 (or CB1). The purpose of this announcement is to present the proposed improvements, and ask for your comments, questions and concerns. Note that no formal public meeting is proposed, but comments and questions provided in writing during the public comment period will be taken into consideration as the project continues.
The project is located at the southernmost end of the GCT wharf and will straighten an existing bend in the wharf alignment. This will allow larger ships to utilize this berth, allow ships to safely pass moored vessels, and maximize the utility of the existing terminal layout.
Why is the project needed?
Newer, larger, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly ships are the trend in ocean-going commerce. For the GCT at Savannah to continue to serve and compete on a national scale, optimizing the terminal and existing berths for these larger ships is critical to success. The realigned wharf and improved container cranes will meet that need and pay dividends into the future for Savannah and the nation.
Project Contact Information
If you need additional information or would like to discuss the project further, please contact the following representative:
Michael Pettijohn, PE, Program Manager, at: [email protected]
Written comments may be submitted to:
Attn: Michael Pettijohn, P.E.
Container Berth 1 Realignment Program Manager
Moffatt & Nichol Engineers
2 East Bryan Street, Suite 501
Savannah, GA 31401
Due Date for Comments
Public comments must be submitted by Friday, November 20, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. EST.
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