POST Online Media Lite Edition



 

Georgia Ports Authority tops 1M TEUs in first two months of FY2023

Christian Fernsby |
In its busiest month ever, the Georgia Ports Authority handled 575,513 twenty-foot equivalent container units in August, an increase of 18.5 percent or 89,918 TEUs over the same month last year.

Article continues below




“The Port of Savannah’s geographic and capacity advantages remain a driving force behind current and new customers deciding to move cargo through Georgia,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

“Our central location, and service through the largest container terminal in the Western Hemisphere offers speed to market and unmatched room to grow.”

Counting the July volume of 530,800 TEUs, the Port of Savannah’s August performance made for the fastest period in which the port has cleared the 1 million-TEU mark in a fiscal year.

“Our expanding container trade drives economic development, delivering jobs and opportunities locally and across the state,” Lynch said.

He noted the recent opening of the final stretch of Jimmy Deloach Parkway, linking Garden City Terminal with interstates 95 and 16 – as well as greater reliance on rail – allow for growth while easing the traffic burden in neighboring communities.

Intermodal volumes, including operations at Garden City Terminal and the Appalachian Regional Port, totaled nearly 51,700 rail lifts in August, up by more than 4,000 lifts compared to the same month last year.

“The investments we have made in our operating infrastructure have been paying off in our ability to handle the sustained influx of business that began two years ago,” said GPA Chairman Joel Wooten.

“Combined with a deeper harbor, our improved rail capabilities and expanded container yard space have allowed GPA to maintain fluid cargo management.”

In November 2021, GPA commissioned the final nine of 18 working tracks on its Mason Mega Rail Terminal, increasing rail capacity by 30 percent. Served by Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX, the 85-acre rail yard is the largest of its kind for a port terminal in North America.

While the Port of Savannah continues to work through a vessel backlog, Lynch noted imports on the water are trending downward compared to July, when there were 265,000 containers destined for Savannah.

Today, that number is 223,460 boxes on the water. Lynch said the number of vessels at anchor will dwindle over the next six weeks, and a more permanent solution will come online in June 2023, when improvements to Container Berth 1 at Garden City Terminal are completed.

Work to realign the berth is now more than 60 percent complete. The improvement will provide space for another big ship berth, allowing the Port of Savannah to simultaneously serve four 16,000-TEU vessels, as well as three additional ships.

“This is a rare project for a U.S. port,” Wooten said. “By this time next year, an additional big ship berth in Savannah will have increased our ability to move containers on and off vessels by 1.4 million TEUs per year.”

In a related project, GPA has ordered eight new ship-to-shore cranes, set to be commissioned in December 2023.

Additionally, work has begun on the Garden City Terminal West Expansion Phase II. The project will add 90 acres of container storage space to be supported by 15 electric rubber-tired gantry cranes.

The project will add 1 million TEUs of annual container handling capacity, coming online in phases in 2023 and 2024.


What to read next

Georgia Ports Authority makes major infrastructure investment
Georgia Ports Authority sets all-time trade record in May
Port of Los Angeles posts record March, best first quarter

Tracking areas of severe thunderstorms, excessive rainfall, and excessive heat in U.S.

 
The relentlessly active spring weather pattern is set to continue through the holiday weekend as two separate systems are anticipated to be responsible for numerous showers and thunderstorms across the middle of the nation.
 
 

Latest

U.S. drillers cut oil and gas rigs to 600
North Carolina Governor to lead economic development trip in Europe
Google expanding connectivity in Africa with Umoja
Bentley opens workshop in Bulgaria

NEWS

Italy: EPPO seizes assets in investigation into €650 000 fraud involving agricultural funds

Italy draws up emergency plans for Campi Flegrei super volcano
New fire at Novo Nordisk, this time at headquarters
Iran releases first investigation report on President Raisi's helicopter crash
Another round of heavy rainfall and severe storms impacting southern U.S.
French growers protest Moroccan imports
 

BUSINESS

U.S oil and gas rigs count increased by 1 to 604

NYCEDC supporting major battery energy storage project in New York City
U.S. drillers cut oil and gas rigs to 603
Number of U.S. oil and natural gas rigs down
U.S. added 2 oil rigs
U.S. oil rig count up by 5 to 511
 

Trending Now

U.S. drillers cut oil and gas rigs to 600

Belgium second EU country to authorise bluetongue vaccine

Potentially habitable 'exo-Venus' with Earth-like temperature discovered

Iran releases first investigation report on President Raisi's helicopter crash


POLITICS

Poland signs $960m deal for U.S. radar balloons

Governor Moore announces renewal and expansion of economic MoU with South Australia
Governor Parson to embark on trade mission to Italy to promote Missouri as ideal business location
Governor Abbott hosts Kosovo President Osmani
Australian government to set up inquiry to examine impact of social media
Hungary and China sign 19 cooperation agreements during Xi's visit
 

Today We Recommend

Poland signs $960m deal for U.S. radar balloons


Highlights 

Georgia: First Quality in Macon to create 600 new jobs

Afreximbank delivers strong Q1 results

Ralph Lauren Q4 earnings per diluted share $1.38


COMPANIES

Georgia: First Quality in Macon to create 600 new jobs

Hollywood makeup brand Ben Nye files for bankruptcy as it faces talc cancer lawsuits
SEG Solar and Grand Batang City sign land utilization deal for Southeast Asia's largest PV industrial park
Bulgaria demands €400 million from Gazprom for suspended gas supplies
BlueHalo to expand operations, adding 200 new jobs in Maryland
Maersk speeds up supply chains in Europe with new Cross Dock facility
 

CAREERS

BioMar announces changes in management in Ecuador

CLG appoints managing director for Equatorial Guinea
Mark Gazit appointed executive chairman of N.E.W.S.
IFCO appoints Sebastian Grams as chief digital officer
Marlabs appoints Arun Mukunda as CRO
AfdB names Ambassador Jalel Trabelsi as Special Envoy for Middle East and North Africa and Gulf region
 

ECONOMY

Eurozone reports modest Q1 GDP growth, stable annual inflation

Italy sees faster economic growth in Q1
Slovenia's economy expected to grow 0.9 pct in Q1
Italy faces deficit infringement procedure
Real GDP increased in all 50 U.S. states
Inflation continues to decline in Germany
 

EARNINGS

Macy's Q1 diluted earnings per share $0.22

Afreximbank delivers strong Q1 results
Ralph Lauren Q4 earnings per diluted share $1.38
Dubai World Trade Centre economic output surges to $4.98 billion in 2023
Dole Q1 revenue $2.1 billion
Hapag-Lloyd Q1 EBITDA $942 million
 

OP-ED

Micromanaging is the worst enemy of efficiency and teamwork

Niger set to monetize massive gas reserves through Saharan natural gas pipeline
Putting the brakes on EV folly that choked the market
Oil discovery in Kavango Basin may mean huge benefits for Namibians
Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa's energy future
Is America going to lose its superpower status?
 

AGRIFISH

Belgium second EU country to authorise bluetongue vaccine

UK government unveils major package of farming and food sector support
Governor Desantis signs legislation to keep lab-grown meat out of Florida
Tanzania, Kenya resolve poultry export dispute
FAO Food Price Index rises in March
Australia grants license for GM bananas amid Fusarium Wilt TR4 concerns
 

LEADERSHIP

Study finds workers misjudge wage markets

Some organizations may need to expand their hierarchical structures earlier than others
Study finds there's right way and wrong way to deliver negative feedback in workplace
Allyship is critical and its needs appreciation
Generating 'buzz' about new products can influence their success
Hiring 'problem directors' can knock up to 64% off firm's value
 

CRIME

EU Commission fines Mondelēz €337.5 million for cross-border trade restrictions

HSBC pays penalties for alleged breaches of Consumer Data Right rules
Sanofi to settle thousands of Zantac cancer lawsuits
Former asset manager and board member of Geneva private bank referred to Swiss Federal Criminal Court
South Africa: SAP ordered to pay SIU $26m over 'invalid' Eskom contracts
Former Steinhoff director appears in court for $1.1b fraud, racketeering
 

Magazine

TRAVEL

Morocco’s first Radisson branded hotel opens in Casablanca

Buna channels, an unreal and beautiful part of Bosnia and Herzegovina
JW Marriott unveils Mindful Haven with opening of JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi
Sotheby's Sports Week returns with fantastic artifacts
Red Roof properties open in Michigan
Treyam, your premier lagoon destination in Saudi Arabia
 

SEA, LAND, AIR

2025 Chevrolet Equinox stands apart with fresh looks and capability

Hill Helicopters HX50, luxury in the sky
Opel Movano becomes fully equipped camper van
Porsche Panamera, new hybrid variants
Dodge Charger, 670 horsepower of electric
Pagani Huayra R Evo, 900 hp from 770 Nm
 

DESIGN

Cold night, hot fire pit, cool entertainment

Embellish your home with PVC panels
You'll have to hurry if you want one of 20 new Louis Vuitton watches
Luxury duvet looks good, fells good and keeps you healthy
Vacheron Constantin, watches for life and more
Schüller kitchens, where functionality marries design
 

GADGETS

reMarkable 2, monochrome tablet for your thoughts and your eyes

OnePlus Ace 3V, first with Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 3
ASUS Zenfone 11 Ultra, flagship with a reason
Samsung Galaxy S24 is photography powerhouse
Casette tapes are making a big comeback, and so are portable players
Neumann TLM 103, standard microphone for both voice and music
 

HEALTH

UK: People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start family

EU health watchdog urges vaccinations to stem surge in Whooping Cough cases
Brazil resumes insulin production after two decades
India launches first home-grown gene therapy for cancer
UK scientists win funding for 'cancer detecting' Lollipops
State to cover rare disease treatment costs in Bulgaria
 

MEANTIME

Potentially habitable 'exo-Venus' with Earth-like temperature discovered

Rare species of wild bees discovered in Berlin
SLAC completes construction of largest digital camera ever built for astronomy
Solar eclipse next week in U.S., Mexico and Canada
Gravitational waves may have made human life possible
Astronomers unveil strong magnetic fields spiraling at the edge of Milky Way's central black hole