In March, the Port of Savannah handled nearly 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units, increasing 48% compared to the same month in 2020. With the third quarter finalized, the Georgia Port Authority has moved a total of 3.9 million TEUs, on track to move 5 million for the first time in a single year.
“Over the past six months, unprecedented volumes have crossed our docks, but Georgia’s logistics community and GPA’s employees have risen to the occasion by working long hours and bringing on additional staff,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “To ensure our vessel operations and terminal services continue to keep pace with our growth, GPA is expediting a series of infrastructure projects from berth and container yard improvements to the expansion of intermodal rail.”
In addition, the GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal volumes increased by 29.7% last month, moving an additional 10,924 containers. The Appalachian Regional Port also increased 37.7%, up by 761 containers compared to March of 2020.
Per Georgia Ports Authority:
- Over the coming months, GPA will add container yard space and rail capacity, as well as growing its big ship service capabilities and crane fleet.
- By September, GPA will commission Phase I of a project that will add a total of 650,000 TEUs of space at Garden City Terminal.
- The second set of nine new working tracks will begin serving customers at the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, increasing GPA’s rail lift capacity to 2 million TEUs per year.