GPA extends growth trend with busiest February ever

The Georgia Ports Authority will develop 85 additional acres and expand its vehicle processing facilities at the Port of Brunswick. Already the nation’s largest terminal for the import-export of autos and machinery, Colonel’s Island has another 355 acres available for... Read More

Port of Savannah marks milestone: Harbor deepening complete

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at a ceremony marking completion of the Savannah Harbor deepening in Savannah, Ga., March 25, 2022. Deepening the Savannah Harbor to 47 feet at mean low water (the average depth at low tide), provides ample draft for vessels carrying... Read More

GPA responds to completion of harbor deepening

Source: Georgia Ports Authority SAVANNAH, Ga., March. 9, 2022 – In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement that deepening is complete for the Savannah Harbor, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch has issued the following statement:... Read More

GPA increasing Brunswick’s annual capacity to 1.4M vehicles

Source: Georgia Ports Authority SAVANNAH, Ga., March 9, 2022 – At the Brunswick State of the Port event last Wednesday, the Georgia Ports Authority unveiled plans to grow capacity at Brunswick’s flagship autoport and its breakbulk terminal for forest products. “We’re... Read More

Port of Savannah to grow capacity by 60 percent

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 24, 2022 – At today’s Savannah State of the Port, Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) executive director, unveiled plans to expand the port’s container capacity by 60 percent. The enhancements will bring the Port of Savannah’s annual... Read More

GPA handles 479,000 TEUs in January

On Feb. 2, Georgia Ports employees and partners including the International Longshoremen’s Association and Gateway Terminals worked the Hapag Lloyd Ulsan Express using eight ship-to-shore cranes. The GPA handled 479,000 twenty-foot equivalent units in January, an... Read More

Georgia Ports broke cargo records in 2021

Georgia Ports broke cargo records in 2021 Caption Credit: Stephen B. Morton The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION GEORGIA NEWS By Michael E. Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jan 25, 2022 The Port of Savannah has dramatically boosted its ability to handle cargo over... Read More

GPA tops 5.5M TEUs, 650K units in 2021

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a record level of container trade in Calendar Year 2021, handling more than 5.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units of cargo. By June, the GPA will grow the Port of Savannah’s annual container capacity by 1.6 million... Read More

Savannah Vessel Backlog Dwindles as New Terminal JV Debuts

Georgia port officials believe a new joint venture to consolidate stevedoring, terminal, and gate operations will quicken the pace of loading and unloading vessels. Photo credit:  Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority. The Journal of Commerce Online   GEORGIA... Read More