Georgia Ports' Record Breaking Year Attracts New Distribution Centers

A wave of new warehouse development has emerged across the state since the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.

Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

Furniture retailer Noble House and home accessories seller Best Choice each plan to build large East Coast distribution hubs near the Savannah port, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch announced Tuesday, part of a wave of new warehouse development there and more broadly across the state since the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.

The state’s ports moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container units in the 12 months ended in June, up 6.7 percent from the prior year. Total tonnage grew by 8.3 percent.

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