Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah

 

The Port of Savannah will expand the Garden City Terminal to allow the simultaneous handling of six 14,000-TEU ships, accelerating the third-busiest container gateway’s effort to funnel a much larger volume of Asia imports into the US interior. The Garden City Terminal is operated by the Georgia Ports Authority and served by the Class I railroads Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation.

New rail and berth projects will also boost the total number of Savannah’s ship-to-shore cranes. Over the past two decades, Savannah port has evolved from a port that became the third-largest by attracting the big box retailers, to one that is harnessing the tailwinds of e-commerce and the full potential of intermodal rail.

12 Jan 2022
Several Southeast ports will expand container capacity in 2022, but the question for most is when will Savannah clear all the anchored vessels outside its harbor?
11 Jan 2022
The Georgia Ports Authority this week began moving import containers belonging to a US retailer to the spare runway at Statesboro Airport, which has been used to store empty boxes and loaded exports since December.
04 Jan 2022
Ports and marine terminals say that more containers can be moved through on-dock rail now that service has improved, and rail car supply has eased.
03 Jan 2022
The number of vessels anchored outside Savannah has fallen to fewer than five, a significant improvement from September when the number was as high as 30.
03 Jan 2022
The trans-Atlantic trade will report significant volume growth in 2021 as heavy US demand fills all available capacity and pushes rates to record levels.
30 Dec 2021
The Port of New York–New Jersey is seeing an uptick in ships waiting for an open berth as vessel calls rise and more freight gets diverted from other ports.
30 Dec 2021
With import volumes in the trans-Pacific projected to remain strong into the new year and water and landside congestion continuing, the first half of 2022 will look eerily similar to 2021.
20 Dec 2021
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is temporarily omitting New York-New Jersey from a Suez service to the US East Coast and instead making Savannah the first port of call, citing vessel congestion along the coast.
06 Dec 2021
With the number of anchored vessels already cut in half since September, the Port of Savannah is adding 400,000 TEU of capacity by Dec. 31 to the Garden City Terminal to further whittle down the backlog.
10 Nov 2021
The Port of Boston will be without an Asia direct service through most of January because the vessels in the service have been severely delayed by Savannah congestion.
09 Nov 2021
In its first effort to give port authorities flexibility to reallocate port grants toward congestion-fighting efforts, the White House said it’s allowing the port of Savanah to tap $8 million for pop-up container yards. 
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.
26 Oct 2021
Despite a drop in total US containerized resin exports during the first seven months of 2021, volumes through Charleston, Virginia, and Savannah increased thanks to new packaging plants in those areas.
15 Oct 2021
The Georgia Ports Authority has begun offering fixed earliest receiving dates (ERDs) and will sync up cutoff dates with ocean carriers to address two of the top concerns of exporters in Savannah.
14 Oct 2021
Three ocean carriers have decided to temporarily switch US calls to Charleston instead of Savannah as more than 20 vessels are anchored off the Georgia port.
28 Sep 2021
The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $34 million to purchase an additional 40 acres of property adjacent to two existing development projects to expand container capacity even further over the next two years.
31 Aug 2021
Georgia’s governor frees up truckers to work longer hours and carry oversized loads as the state wants to ensure its supply chains are working during a COVID-19 outbreak.
23 Aug 2021
With containers sitting in Savannah’s Garden City terminal longer and the number of vessels anchored outside the port in the double digits, the Georgia Ports Authority is urging importers to pick up their container faster and use intermodal rail to help vacate a growing backlog of boxes.
13 Aug 2021
Although US imports from Asia have returned to single-digit growth after 11 consecutive months of double-digit increases, the cargo base is so large that even incremental growth this peak season will result in record import volumes.
27 Jul 2021
The reopening of the US and European economies after last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns spurred a resurgence in the trans-Atlantic container trade as business activity in two of the world’s largest economies showed better than expected growth in May, with increases concentrated at US ports that have undergone major expansions.
26 Jul 2021
The Georgia Ports Authority will open a 60-acre lot near berths 7, 8, and 9 this fall to add more than 600,000 TEU of container capacity to address the sharp rise in volumes this year. Photo credit: Ari Ashe/JOC.com.
09 Jul 2021
Leading US East and Gulf coast gateways for automobiles and other ro/ro cargoes posted major year-over-year percentage increases in tonnage during the first few months of 2021, wiping out the declines that US ports saw in early 2020.
08 Jul 2021
Port officials in Savannah, Jacksonville, and Wilmington, North Carolina, have signed a deal to maintain the South Atlantic Chassis Pool through 2028 on the condition the pool will grow and chassis quality will significantly improve.
18 Jun 2021
The six busiest North American ports eked out gains in import market share during 2020 thanks to the surge in inbound container volumes at the biggest gateways.
04 Jun 2021
Drayage capacity from Southeastern US ports is so low right now that ocean carriers, NVOCCs, and shippers are scouring to locate small truck carriers on the spot market and paying extra to get their loads hauled.
20 May 2021
Although the Port of Charleston will be leaving the regional chassis pool in the Southeast, port officials in Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Wilmington, North Carolina, remain optimistic that they can upgrade the fleet with safer, modern equipment.
18 May 2021
Although US imports from Asia in April did not match the impressive volume recorded in March, it was nevertheless the busiest April on record and the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year import increases since last July.
06 May 2021
The port of Savannah is building what will be one of the first cross-dock facility within a US container port, accelerating Georgia Ports Authority’s attempt to attract transloaded cargo away from Southern California.
28 Apr 2021
A detention case involving Evergreen Shipping, Yamaha Motor, and a drayage provider is drawing the attention of the Federal Maritime Commission, which is reviewing the application of its detention and demurrage rules.
26 Apr 2021
Expecting to handle 6 million TEU as soon as 2023 rather than 2025, the Georgia Ports Authority has announced new expansion projects while also pushing the timeline for a mega-container terminal.
29 Mar 2021
The Georgia Ports Authority has approved $205 million in capital expenditures to address the congestion slowing down the supply chain through the port of Savannah.
22 Mar 2021
Exporters and trucking companies are battling delays on Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation in Memphis, causing loaded containers going to Charleston and Savannah to idle for days.
11 Feb 2021
Volume has jumped more than 20 percent for three consecutive months in Savannah, which has slowed the supply chain for some shippers but not nearly as much as in Southern California.
26 Jan 2021
Cargo gateways across the US Southeast will invest upwards of $850 million in 2021 on a wide range of enhancements that will allow terminals to handle multiple vessels of 14,000 TEU and above simultaneously.
07 Jan 2021
The chassis network on the East Coast has held up during the recent import surge due to better communication and data, and more reliable equipment.
10 Dec 2020
Volume in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia is rising quickly, including an all-time container record in Savannah and Norfolk in November, due to continuing demand for furniture and appliances.