Lynch: Brunswick on track to be top U.S. auto and RoRo port

Credit: GA Ports


BRUNSWICK, Georgia, Oct. 30, 2023 – The Port of Brunswick is poised to become the top auto and machinery port in the U.S., with 264 acres of land for development according to Georgia Ports Authority President and CEO Griff Lynch.

Addressing the State of the Port annual event, hosted by the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Lynch said

“Organic growth, a steady pipeline of new customers and the ability to take on new trade will boost Brunswick’s Roll-on/Roll-off volumes, which are already expanding at a strong rate. To accommodate anticipated market demand, GPA has initiated an aggressive infrastructure plan, strengthening Colonel’s Island for auto and machinery processing.”

In fiscal year 2023, Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick grew Ro/Ro volumes by 18 percent, to more than 705,000 units of autos and heavy machinery, moving both into and out of the port. (Including Ocean Terminal in Savannah’s Ro/Ro volumes, GPA handled a record 723,515 units during this time period.) The Port of Brunswick served 610 vessel calls in FY2023, representing an increase of 11 percent over the year prior. Colonel’s Island handled 495 of those ships. Read More…