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McKnight new chairman at Georgia Ports

McKnight new chairman at Georgia Ports

Savannah grows container volume 8.7 percent

SAVANNAH, Ga., May 20, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today elected William D. McKnight as chairman.

“As an entrepreneur and business leader with more than 30 years in the construction industry, Will McKnight has the experience necessary to keep GPA at the forefront, delivering opportunity for growth to large and small businesses across the state,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

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GPA on track for 4.3M TEUs

GPA on track for 4.3M TEUs

Continued strength expected in new year

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to reach 4.36 million twenty-foot equivalent container units handled in 2018, its highest volumes ever in a calendar year. The performance would mean an increase of 8 percent (312,385 TEUs) compared to CY2017.

 

“Cargo expansion related to growth in inland markets, as well as increased demand right here in the U.S. Southeast have shifted the global logistics arena in Savannah’s favor, with more port users choosing to serve their customers via Georgia’s deepwater terminals,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

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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.

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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.

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