The Georgia Ports Authority has handled a record 5.9 million TEU in 2022.
This is an increase of 5 per cent over from the annual throughput of 2021.
“It was a challenging year, but collaborative effort across Georgia’s supply chain ensured cargo movement remained fluid,” said GPA Executive Director, Griff Lynch.
The Port of Savannah achieved four of its top five months for container volume in 2022, with trade volumes peaking in August at an all-time high of 575,500 TEU.
Speaking on the major infrastructure projects in the pipeline for Georgia Ports, that are anticipated to deliver greater capacity and efficiency, GPA Board Chairman, Joel Wooten, said: “At Georgia Ports, we’re bringing to market faster vessel service, quicker turn times for trucks and more room to grow business.”
The Port of Savannah is set to increase annual capacity from 6 million to 7.5 million TEU in 2023, and to 9 million by 2025.
This target will be facilitated by the renovation and realignment of the docks at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal that the GPA Board had approved last December in a bid to expand container operation.
The 90-acre Garden City Terminal West expansion, in addition to the transition of Ocean Terminal to an all-container facility will also increase the port’s annual capacity.