Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Port of Savannah could be in the best position to handle the next wave of cargo as a result of the surge in its container throughput in March and April, 2015, which took place amid the strike action at a number of US West Coast Ports, with the surge in container volumes anticipated to be a permanent change, according to the Savannah Morning News.
PTI previously reported that the GPA’s Port of Savannah posted strong volume results for 2014, with a 10.2% TEU increase at the port.
Curtis Foltz, GPA’s Executive Director, said: “March was our busiest month ever. Candidly, it tested our abilities, and we came out very well. In fact, ports across the nation have been seriously tested in the last 12 months or so. Most failed. We were the exception.”
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The Port of Savannah is currently the only port on the US East Coast to serve all 11 Suez shipping services.
US dredging service provider Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company recently won the award for a contract of more than US$134 million for the dredging of the Savannah Harbour.
The harbour is set to complete by 2018.