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02.04.2024 By: Patricia Büeler

Artikel Nummer: 49044

Federal funds for Brunswick and Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved USD 65.6 million for improvements at the port of Savannah's ocean terminal, aiming to increase container capacity by late 2027. Projects include site preparation, pier removal, and utility installation, funded by 2022 revenue bonds. The upgrades will boost annual capacity from 300,000 to over 1.5 million teu.


Additionally, the ports of Brunswick and Savannah will receive USD 82.7 million in federal funding for dredging and harbour improvements. Brunswick's harbour project, complemented by state funding, includes expanding vessel pass areas and turning basins. Savannah's harbour will undergo maintenance dredging.


GPA is also extending its US Customs inspection facility at the Port of Savannah to 27,872 sqm, set to be completed by January 2025. This additional space will accommodate federal and support container inspections.


Furthermore, GPA has been awarded a USD 15 million federal grant to replace berths at East River Terminal in Brunswick, enhancing safety and capacity for exporting renewable energy sources. The total project cost is estimated at USD 30 million, with construction expected to start in late 2025. (pb)




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