Ports of Georgia take stock
Georgia's ports (USA) have reported their results for the last fiscal year ending June 2019. The ports achieved a new peak in the volumes of containers, total tonnage and cargo moved by rail. At 4.5 million teu, the port of Savannah increased its containerised trade by 7.3%, or 305,000 teu.
Total tonnage reached 37.5 million, up 1.5 million t or 4.2%. The port handled 507,000 intermodal boxes, up 73,000, or 17% compared to the previous year. “The market has clearly chosen the port of Savannah as the south eastern hub for containerised trade,” said GPA executive director Griff Lynch.
Moreover, he announced expansions that will bring the port of Savannah’s annual capacity to 11 million teu, up from the current capacity of 5.5 million teu per year. The authority plans to expand beyond its 5,000,000 sqm footprint at the Garden City Terminal to establish a new container port on Hutchinson Island, across the Savannah River channel. (fd)