With 2,338 million twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) handled in the last fiscal year, Savannah surpassed its prior-year performance by 14.5%. The higher volumes established Savannah as the second busiest East Coast container port and the fourth busiest in the nation, according to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) officials.
“Our ten-year strategic plan was developed in part to address the record growth of international trade in Georgia, said Stephen S. Green, chairman of the GPA board of directors. “As we continue to move forward with our $1.2 billion capital investment program at Georgia’s ports, the results of these investments are already beginning to be felt throughout the region. We are on track to triple our container capacity at the Port of Savannah and more than double the number of automobiles handled at the Port of Brunswick due to ongoing expansion programs.”
The Port of Brunswick reported significant traffic gains, including a 10% increase in volume at the Colonel’s Island facility. It handled a record 1,245 million tons.