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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 (3667)/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.”

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Port of Savannah moving more cargo than ever before

Port of Savannah moving more cargo than ever before

Massive cargo ships are concentrating their calls on fewer, gateway ports like Savannah.

With the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, shipping lines are taking advantage of the improved route, and the Port of Savannah is moving more cargo than ever before.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Number of views (3374)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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."

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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.” 
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