Port of Savannah suffers month to month container drop


The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is reporting that container traffic at the Port of Savannah in February reached almost 395,000 TEU.

The Port of Savannah’s January container throughput, however, reached 421,714 TEU, reflecting a decrease in overall numbers.

This was GPA’s second busiest February ever, after 2022 when GPA moved 460,400 TEU.

GPA increased its portion of US container exports to 12.3 per cent over the period spanning July through December 2022, up 0.4 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.

GPA’s share of the import market rose nearly three-quarters of a point to 11.1 per cent for the fiscal year to date through December.

“Volume and market share trends show that despite a slowing economy, Georgia is outperforming the competition,” said GPA Board Chairman Joel Wooten.

“Cargo owners and their logistics providers are mitigating uncertainty through the reliability and connectivity of our deepwater ports,” added Wooten.

READ: GPA nears 6 million TEU for 2022

For the fiscal year to date through February, GPA has handled 3.8 million TEU.

The Port of Savannah moved 11.4 per cent of the nation’s loaded international containers for fiscal year 2023 through December, with more than 2 million TEU.

GPA’s share of the US container trade constituted an increase of 0.7 per cent, equating to nearly 120,000 TEU more than it would have moved at its previous market share.

In January 2023, GPA named Flavio Batista as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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