Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah

24 Mar 2015
Diversions from congested West Coast ports are helping drive traffic growth at the Savannah port, setting the largest U.S. southeast port to end its fiscal year with 14 to 14.5 percent more volume than in the prior year.
Port of Savannah
23 Mar 2015
The Port of Savannah’s volume of loaded containers in February jumped 8.6 percent from a year earlier as the Georgia Ports Authority posted across-the-board cargo increases.
19 Mar 2015
The announcement last week by carrier alliances that beginning in late March they will deploy three new all-water services from Asia to the East Coast through the Panama Canal was a dagger to the hearts of West Coast ports besieged by congestion and labor problems.
18 Mar 2015
The ports of New York-New Jersey and Savannah have handled the first container ship to call on the U.S. East Coast with capacity of more than 10,000 20-foot-equivalent units.
17 Mar 2015
Three carrier alliances are launching Asia-U.S. East Coast services that will increase capacity on the route by 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
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.”