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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 (9086)/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. 

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Strong demand drives record growth

Strong demand drives record growth

Gateway hubs plan regional response

The Georgia Ports Authority experienced strong growth in containerized, auto and breakbulk trade in March.

The Port of Savannah moved 311,770 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, an increase of 5.6 percent or 16,621 TEUs. Total tonnage across all terminals increased 9.8 percent (258,627 tons), moving 2.89 million tons for the busiest March ever in the Authority’s history.

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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.
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From Griff Lynch: Harbor deepening update

From Griff Lynch: Harbor deepening update

Making progress in Savannah, Brunswick

Dear Friends and colleagues:

I wanted to take a moment to let you know about some recent developments regarding both the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and the Brunswick Harbor maintenance effort.

Currently, the Savannah River entrance channel deepening is approximately 60 percent complete. In the near future, this portion of the project will benefit ship traffic by opening a wider tidal window and greater scheduling flexibility for neo-Panamax vessels. At present, the Port of Savannah is serving vessels up to 10,700 TEUs, and is expected to handle a 13,000 TEU vessel in May.

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