More than 40 ships were waiting offshore to come into the Port of Savannah on Tuesday.
The Georgia Ports Authority said Tuesday that its docks in Savannah handled nearly 5.8 million container units of imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's an increase of 8% from a year ago, when Savannah exceeded 5 million container units for the first time.
The Port of Savannah moved an all-time high 519,390 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) last month, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported Wednesday. That broke the previous record of 504,350 TEUs set last October and exceeded May of last year by 8.3%.
Governor Brian Kemp is heading to an industrial site outside Savannah to make what his office calls a "special economic development announcement." Sources in Washington and Georgia have told The Associated Press the project is a $7 billion plant where Hyundai Motor Group will manufacture electric vehicles.
The agency that has overseen deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah says the dredging project has been completed 6 1/2 years after it began. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that the $973 million Savannah harbor expansion is done.
The executive in charge of Georgia's seaports is calling for an aggressive expansion that would grow cargo container capacity a the Port of Savannah by 58% over the next three years. Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said Thursday he wants Savannah to have space to handle 9.5 million cargo container units per year by 2025.
The Port of Savannah has added another month to its streak of record cargo volumes amid a surge that's forced U.S. seaports to scramble to meet demand.
The Port of Savannah is reporting record cargo volumes for 2021 thanks to a surge in trade that saw its container yard cramped for space and ships waiting at sea.
East Atlanta's Hulsey Yard will help avoid more than 500 roundtrip truck miles per box, with anticipated volumes of 1,200 containers per month. The move is aimed at easing the nation's supply chain crunch.
Marco Polo, the largest container ship ever to visit th East Coast called at the Port of Savannah on Wednesday.
The Port of Savannah set an all-time record last month, handling nearly 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containerized cargo. That represented an increase of 48% over March of last year, when the coronavirus pandemic was starting to slow the movement of freight.
Transportation planners may be able to use legislation the General Assembly passed recently originally aimed at freight rail to make more room for large cargo ships calling at the Port of Savannah.
The Port of Savannah set a record for containerized cargo volume in October, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported Monday.
The nation’s busiest export hub handled an all-time high 494,095 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in October, an increase of 8.3% over October of last year. The October total broke the previous monthly record of 441,600 TEUs set in August.
Georgia’s deep-water ports are recovering quickly after taking some hits during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said Thursday.
The number of twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) the Port of Savannah handled during the last fiscal year fell from 4.5 million to 4.4 million, largely due to the pandemic’s impact on business last spring, Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director, said during his annual State of the Port address.
The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are still searching for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned near St. Simons Island Sunday...