Georgia Ports continue to set records in growth, according to numbers released by the Port Authority.
Container trade grew 9 percent with 255,786 additional units for a total of 3.08 million, setting a new record in Savannah.
March had a 14 percent increase in container volumes, with the port moving 355,308 TEUs of containers.
The ports also set a record in intermodal rail volumes. Rail volumes jumped 20 percent for the month and 15.4 percent for the fiscal year to date.
The Georgia Port Authority broke ground on its Mason Mega Rail Terminal project. The project will combine the Chatham and Mason rail yards, allowing 10,000-foot trains to be loaded on site with containers double-stacked, helping increase capacity from 500,000 containers lifts per year to 1 million.
The month of March also had a strong roll-on/roll-off auto and machinery unites at the Port of Brunswick and Ocean Terminal. colonel's Island handled 66,144 trucks and tractors while Ocean Terminal had a 17.2 percent increase.
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