The Georgia Ports Authority grew import volumes through Savannah at rates far exceeding its Southeast competitors and the U.S. as a whole, in large part by attracting big-box retailers such as Home Depot, Target and IKEA to establish import distribution centers nearby. But forces coming to bear on the retail industry, including e-commerce and a relentless need to drive out costs, are changing the picture at Savannah.
20 Nov 2015
It may come as no surprise that an Atlanta highway interchange known as “Spaghetti Junction,” topped the list of the worst truck bottlenecks in the U.S. this year.
16 Nov 2015
The development of Jasper Ocean Terminal made some headway Monday after the Georgia and South Carolina port authorities agreed to a framework for the long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the states’ shared border.
16 Nov 2015
Container volume at the port of Savannah, Georgia, rose just 3 percent year-over-year in October, a sign that the torrid pace of year-over-year growth seen earlier this year and in the last half of 2014 is now moderating as shippers return to the U.S. West Coast.
13 Oct 2015
The first cold-treated citrus imports from Latin America have arrived at the port of Savannah under a U.S. pilot program that aims to cut logistics costs for produce shippers and stands to boost Savannah’s already growing refrigerated cargo business.
16 Sep 2015
astman Chemical is avoiding hundreds of 300-mile round truck trips a month to the Port of Charleston by loading them at the inland port in Greer, South Carolina.
15 Sep 2015
The first Porsches will roll off at the port of Jacksonville in October after Florida used millions of dollars in incentives to lure the German automaker and its parent company, Volkswagen, away from the nearby port of Brunswick, Georgia.
31 Aug 2015
A new seafood production and distribution center will fuel refrigerated imports through the port of Savannah, building on the port's double-digit inbound reefer growth experienced last year.
31 Aug 2015
The port of Savannah has had blistering year so far, with huge volume increases and market share gains in the Southeast and nationally. But for the leader of the Georgia Ports Authority, any optimism tied to being the fastest growth major U.S. port this year must be tempered by continuing difficulties at other East Coast ports that could end up affecting Savannah
24 Aug 2015
As U.S. auto sales surge, U.S. Southeast port are shifting into high gear to win that highly profitable roll-on, roll-off cargo.
10 Aug 2015
Ports in the U.S. Southeast — the country’s fastest growing — are aggressively spreading their intermodal rail reach into the hinterland, giving shippers facing higher truck rates and capacity shortages an added incentive.