Total container trade up 18.5 percent, rail volumes up 22 percent; rail dwell time is
less than one day on imports, delivering supply chain velocity

Credit: GA Ports

April 10, 2024 – The Georgia Ports Authority handled 436,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units in March, for an increase of 18.5 percent in trade compared to the same month last year.

“With double-digit growth in the first quarter, we’re excited about where we’re going and thankful for the continued trust our customers place in Georgia Ports,” said GPA President and CEO Griff Lynch. “No other port in the country can match Savannah’s efficient operations, thanks to our GPA employees and our partners at the International Longshoremen’s Association and Gateway Terminals.”

GPA has achieved growth of 11 percent in total container trade during the first three months of calendar year 2024. Intermodal rail cargo reached 44,902 containers at the Port of Savannah in March, an increase of 22 percent and a 17 percent increase fiscal year-to-date. read more…