Cargo volumes on the up for Georgia Ports Authority

  • Total tonnage & box traffic up 7.3% and 6.6% respectively

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved significant business gains in November, with a 6.6 percent increase in TEU for the month, and a 7.3 percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals.

The GPA moved 243,233 TEU in November and reached 2,414,630 in total tonnage for the month. That compares to 228,184 TEU and 2,249,431 total tonnes in November 2012.

“New customers, combined with better than anticipated growth in the national economy in recent months, have boosted terminal throughput for November and for the fiscal year to date,” said GPA executive director, Curtis Foltz.

In addition to the monthly gains, the GPA moved more than 1.3 million TEU for the fiscal year to date through November, for a 5.5 percent,k or 68,374 TEU, increase over FY2013. In total cargo, the GPA has moved more than 12 million tonnes through the first five months of the fiscal year, an 8.8 percent increase over the 11 million tonnes moved during the same period in FY2013.

Also, Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick has moved 275,020 auto and heavy machinery units over the fiscal year to date for a 5.6 percent improvement over its FY2012 performance.

Ocean Terminal in Savannah has added another 10,874 units of roll-on/roll-off cargo for a total of 285,894 and a 7.4 percent gain in total Ro/Ro over the same period last year.

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