GPA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen to develop port activities in Brunswick

GPA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen to develop port activities in Brunswick

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have inked a 20-year terminal agreement to consolidate the company’s port and logistics activities at the Port of Brunswick.

To enhance capacity in Brunswick, GPA has created an additional 130 acres of RoRo storage and various warehouses on Colonel’s Island to meet processing demands. An additional 300 acres are available for development.

Port officials said the 20-year contract allows manufacturers to plan for the long term.

According to GPA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen can now provide a number of services in Brunswick, including assembly, refurbishment, and customisation of various types of construction, agricultural, and mining equipment.

The facility will also include separate paint booths and wash bays to guarantee that equipment are in the exact condition demanded by dealers and end users.

GPA noted that a new fumigation facility near the ports ensures that biosecurity criteria are followed for goods bound for Oceania.

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The move also helps to combine vehicle trucking fleets, rather than dividing motor carrier capacity across Georgia’s two ports.

Mayor’s Point Terminal in Brunswick offers short- and long-term storage for breakbulk and project cargo, including modern port renovations and a 100,000-square-foot warehouse.

This modernisation upgrade intends to help support rubber shipments delivered on Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessels.

GPA President and CEO, Griff Lynch, said: “We’re excited to welcome the additional business to Colonel’s Island Terminal from WW, where we are developing the nation’s premier gateway for all carriers handling autos and heavy machinery. This move is an important part of our two-pillar strategy, which calls for all RoRo cargo to be located in Brunswick, and all container trade in Savannah.”

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Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, stated: “Our expansion and new long-term commitment in Brunswick strengthen our position as the preferred supply chain partner to North American automotive, equipment and breakbulk customers providing our complete package of market-leading end-to-end logistics services.

“We are thankful for our longtime partnership with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and are excited to begin this new chapter of service,” said GPA Board Chairman Kent Fountain. “With the efficiencies of their Brunswick operation, GPA and WW will continue to deliver world-class reliability for our mutual customers.”

In March, GPA handled 436,000 TEU, representing an 18.5 per cent increase in commerce compared to the same month last year.

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