Following the success of the company’s Port Cordele and the growth of container traffic, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is now working on a new concept called ‘Network Georgia’ to connect the port with various other terminals around the state, according to Business in Savannah.
The Port of Savannah is the most successful port under the GPA remit and is currently the fourth busiest and fastest growing port in the US.
Curtis Foltz, Executive Director of the GPA, said: “The idea, which we’re calling Network Georgia, is to look at the state as six geographical zones and work with those zones to create a web of rail connections that will make access to the port easy and convenient.
“We want to work with the zones and the state to improve that connectivity, which will also improve economic development across the region.”
Georgia Ports was previously ranked as number four on PTI’s list of top 5 US ports with its Port of Savannah handling around 3.3 million TEU in 2014.
Against this backdrop, GPA was able to achieve a 10.2% increase in its TEU traffic in 2014, which the Georgian governor attributed to Georgia’s efficient logistics network.