Georgia’s Ports On The Right Track

The Georgia Ports Authority has handled more than 21.4 million tons of cargo at all terminal facilities in the first 10 months of fiscal 2008, which marks a 20.6% increase and has GPA set for its most successful year, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Port of Savannah is now the fourth-busiest and fastest-growing container terminal in the United States. Meanwhile, the Port of Brunswick is boasting unprecedented growth in the movement of agricultural products so far this fiscal year. The Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick has handled 684,894 tons of bulk commodities from July 2007 to April 2008 — a 98.5 percent increase compared with fiscal 2007.

Excellent news, indeed.

One comment

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    Guess what? They’re about out of undeveloped waterfront at the Garden City Terminal (Savannah). Future traffic increases will increasingly rely on higher intensity utilization of port infrastructure.

    I speculate the Garden City Terminal situation is what drove/is driving Georgia to partner with South Carolina to develop a new port on the SC side of the river on land owned by Georgia/GDOT that is used to deposit dredge spoils.

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