Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia Ports Authority

Average shipper dwell times on imports were as high as 12 days in September, but now have fallen to seven. Photo credit: Georgia Ports Authority.
03 Nov 2021
Although there are still more than 20 vessels anchored outside of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority said terminal fluidity has greatly improved compared with two months ago.
20 Oct 2015
The Georgia Ports Authority plans to invest $152 million in capital improvements at the port of Brunswick, including construction of a new roll-on, roll-off berth, during the next decade.
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.
24 Sep 2015
The Georgia Ports Authority plans $142 million in capital spending on cranes, empty-container storage, a new terminal gate, and other infrastructure and equipment during its 2016 fiscal year.
21 Sep 2015
Container volumes at the Port of Savannah rose 4.4 percent in August from the same period in 2014, an indication that the torrid pace of 10 to 27 percent year-over-year growth rates experienced in previous months could moderate as shippers return to the West Coast.
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.
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.
28 Jul 2015
The Georgia Ports Authority said it will open the second of its
27 Jul 2015
29 Jun 2015
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Savannah in May set a record for the third consecutive month, indicating that the busiest U.S. South Atlantic port continues to gain market share from regional and West Coast competitors.
18 May 2015
The Port of Savannah posted record container volumes in April, a potential sign that shippers who were once looking for a temporary haven from U.S. West Coast port disruption may have found a more permanent home on the East Coast.
Foltz
26 Sep 2014
The East Coast's fastest-growing port could double its capacity in the next 10 years and plans to knock out all U.S. East Coast competition along the way.
Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
05 Jul 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
Curtis Foltz, executive director, Georgia Ports Authority
02 Apr 2014
Curtis Foltz, executive director of Georgia Ports Authority, talks about the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and other investments the authority is making in infrastructure to prepare not only for mega-ships, but also for increased volumes of trade.
Ship-to-shore cranes at Savannah's Garden City Terminal
24 Mar 2014
Georgia’s Port of Savannah moved a record 248,746 TEUs in February, increasing 2.6 percent year-over-year and marking the port’s highest volume of containers ever for the month of February.
Container ship entering the Port of Savannah.
20 Feb 2014
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex got off to a “flat” start in 2014, in contrast with the “strong” numbers posted by the ports of Savannah and Charleston in January.
03 Feb 2014
Prospects for East Coast ports are brightening, especially on the export side, as the global economic recovery fuels demand for everything from automobiles to grain and forest products. But a number of variables could disrupt the ports’ projections, on the upside and the downside.
29 Jan 2014
President Obama touched on trade, transportation infrastructure, water resources, natural gas fueling networks and trucks in his State of the Union address, pledging to use executive orders to advance his agenda where possible.
Port of Savannah
27 Jan 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority moved 235,311 TEUs in December, up 7.4 percent year-over-year, but down 3.3 percent month-over-month.
One of GPA’s new ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal.
25 Nov 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority moved 274,362 20-foot-equivalent units in October, improving 19 percent year-over-year and 5 percent month-over-month.
Georgia Ports Authority's newest and largest ship-to-shore cranes work the Nedlloyd Hudson, a Maersk vessel, at the Port of Savannah.
24 Oct 2013
Four super-post-Panamax cranes that arrived at the Port of Savannah in June are now fully operational at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.
Port of Savannah's new barge crane offloading a 92-foot-long yacht from the Zim Ontario.
14 Oct 2013
Zim’s special cargo team has handled a shipment of a 100-ton, 92-foot-long yacht, shipped on board the Zim Ontario from Asia to Port of Savannah.
Georgia Ports Authority
30 Sep 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority moved 280,873 20-foot-equivalent units in August, up 3.8 percent year-over-year.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz addresses more than 1,200 attendees during the 2013 State of the Port address in Savannah, Ga. (GPA Photo/Stephen Morton)
16 Sep 2013
In fiscal year 2013, the Georgia Ports Authority handled more than 315,000 containers, a record for the GPA.
North American East Coast Regional Market Shares. Source: Individual Ports
13 Sep 2013
Northeast U.S. ports saw their share of container traffic in the second quarter of 2013 dip 1.5 percentage points year-over-year among major ports on the east coast of the U.S. and Canada. Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. ports, as well as Canadian east coast ports, all picked up a piece of the share during the past year, data from the individual ports indicate.
The new 100,000 square foot Gulf States Cold Storage facility in Savannah includes five blast cells, capable of blast freezing up to 100 loads, or 4 million pounds, of cargo a week.
09 Aug 2013
Gulf States Cold Storage has opened a 100,000 square foot cold storage facility serving the Port of Savannah.
29 Jul 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority handled record tonnage in fiscal year 2013, and a record volume of freight moved by intermodal rail.
10 Jul 2013
Georgia’s Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services today signed an inland port agreement to ensure a direct 200-mile rail route to and from...
24 Jun 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority’s board of directors has elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. to serve a second term as chairman of the board.
North American East Coast Regional Market Shares. Source: Individual Ports
21 Jun 2013
Ports in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. saw gains in their share of North American East Coast container traffic in the first quarter of 2013. Canadian ports also saw an increase, albeit slight, while the market share of ports in the U.S. Northeast declined, according to data from the individual ports.
Cranes arriving at Port of Savannah.
05 Jun 2013
Four new super-post-Panamax, ship-to-shore cranes today arrived at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah.
30 May 2013
Congressional reauthorization to start dredging may be waiting in the wings, but the Georgia Ports Authority isn’t waiting around for the $652 million in funding before beginning work on its long-delayed Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Indeed, the GPA is pressing ahead with pre-engineering and preparations for environmental mitigation along the 29-mile length of the river channel leading to the Port of Savannah.
29 May 2013
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel today accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation regarding the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project...
20 May 2013
Georgia Ports Authority reported container traffic in April was 258,951 20-foot-equivalent units, increasing 4 percent from April 2012 and rising 11.3 percent from March 2013.
Four Konecranes super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes en route to the Port of Savannah.
13 May 2013
Four Konecranes super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes are en route to the Port of Savannah, Ga., as part of an order Konecranes received from the Georgia Ports Authority in 2011.