Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah

05 Mar 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $134.5 million contract for deepening the Port of Savannah’s outer harbor channel 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
25 Feb 2015
The port of Savannah will add 10 electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes this summer, increasing the number of RTGs in the port’s container yard operations to 146. The RTGs continue a pattern of heavy investment that is credited with helping the port sidestep congestion that has plagued other ports.
11 Feb 2015
When U.S. West Coast port congestion clears, there are increasing signs that shippers’ frustrations with shipment delays of weeks will spur them to permanently re-route freight through the East Coast, much like they did in 2002 following a 10-day marine terminal lockout.
03 Feb 2015
A home furnishing company’s decision to build a 1.1 million-square- foot e-commerce warehouse near the port of Savannah, announced on Tuesday, shows both the scarcity of available distribution center space in the area and the need for access to dependable ports as congestion rages on along the U.S. West Coast.
03 Feb 2015
A long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina border has made some marked headway after an engineering study found there is room on the Savannah River for a second terminal downstream from the busy Port of Savannah.
03 Feb 2015
Various ports, including Charleston and Savannah, are set to gain from President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request, but his request for overall port funding falls far short of the targets set by legislation he signed just six months ago.
02 Feb 2015
A former Dollar General and Reebok CEO who is the new U.S. senator from Georgia drew a sharp distinction on Sunday between longshore labor relations on the West and East Coast, saying labor and management on the East Coast “have a great history of working together.”
27 Jan 2015
Labor disputes on the West Coast and a recovering national economy sent record-breaking cargo volumes to Georgia ports in 2014.
17 Nov 2014
As Los Angeles-Long Beach remains mired in congestion, Savannah is in cruise control, handling double-digit increases in imports, much faster growth than the national U.S. average, and doing so with nary a sign of delays.
16 Oct 2014
Frustration at delays at Los Angeles-Long Beach boiled over at the TPM Asia Conference in Shenzhen on Thursday, with shippers showing exasperation at the weeks it can now take to liberate containers from the largest port complex in the Americas.
08 Oct 2014
Georgia port and state officials have signed a partnership agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers that allows work contracts to be awarded for deepening of Savannah’s port channel to 47 feet.
Intermodal
07 Oct 2014
While it’s still too early to predict how the Panama Canal expansion will impact trade flows, competition among U.S. ports for discretionary cargoes will hinge to an increasing degree on intermodal connectivity.