Thu., October 14, 2010 3:26pm (EDT)

Savannah Ports Sets Record
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 4 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
On Thursday the Georgia Ports Authority announced a 20 percent jump in traffic between July and September. (photo courtesy Biltmore_Savannah_CNN)
On Thursday the Georgia Ports Authority announced a 20 percent jump in traffic between July and September. (photo courtesy Biltmore_Savannah_CNN)
The Port of Savannah has set a new record.

On Thursday the Georgia Ports Authority announced a 20% jump in traffic between July and September.

That’s over the same period last year.

Over those three months, more than 740-thousand units – such as autos and shipping containers -- moved through the coastal port.

Georgia’s ports system includes the deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, and inland barge terminals.

Collectively they support nearly 300,000 jobs and contribute $2.6 billion in state and local taxes.