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Georgia Ports in Brunswick and Savannah move record 2.79 tons of freight in October

The Georgia Ports Authority has announced that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority.

"Strong growth across all key sectors of our business is an indication that our ports are reaching a larger and more diverse customer base," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. For the fiscal year to date, the GPA has moved 10.28 million tons, up 7.2 percent or 694,045 tons.

Savannah's Garden City Terminal handled a record 311,759 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in October -- a 13.6 percent increase (37,432 TEUs) compared to the same month a year ago. For the fiscal year to date, the GPA has moved 1.2 million TEUs, an increase of 13.1 percent, or 138,554 TEUs, over the same period last year.

Other records set in October include the highest number of truck gate moves at Garden City Terminal (213,445), and the most containers moved via intermodal rail (31,238). The Port of Savannah's on-terminal rail yards are served by two Class I rail providers, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

Meanwhile, the autoport in Brunswick has moved 224,197 roll-on/roll-off units this fiscal year. Combined with vehicles moved via Savannah's Ocean Terminal, that number climbs to 232,009 units, a 3.4 percent increase for the fiscal year. Total Ro/Ro volumes for October equaled 63,218 units, a 1.4 percent increase over October 2013.

"GPA's ability to handle record volumes with speed and efficiency is a powerful tool for economic development in the Southeastern U.S.," said GPA Board Chairman James Walters. "In order to accommodate continued growth, we are taking proactive steps to increase our capacity from 4.5 million TEUs per year to 6.5 million."

At today's board meeting, the GPA approved construction of Gate 8, a $10.2 million project that will serve as the third major truck interchange at Garden City Terminal.

Infrastructure design and planning for the new gate are currently in final draft. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Find print-quality images of port operations here. Georgia's deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 352,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $18.5 billion in income, $66.9 billion in revenue and $2.5 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia's economy. The Port of Savannah handled 8 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 10.9 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2013.

For more information, contact GPA's Senior Director of Corporate Communications Robert Morris at (912) 964-3855 or [email protected] Visit the GPA web site at http://www.gaports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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