As Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said:
Along with dock improvements at Garden City Terminal, our growing crane fleet will allow Savannah to serve four 14,000-TEU vessels simultaneously by 2023. We’re already moving containers from vessel to rail in 24 hours, and these investments will help to ensure cargo fluidity as our business grows.
Designed by Konecranes of Finland, the first new crane will be operational in around 12 weeks, while all three are expected to load and unload vessels by the end of June.
Moreover, the cranes' investment was first presented about two and a half years ago, in order to meet the increased cargo demands.
By adding new capacity on our docks, Savannah’s position as the Southeast’s cargo hub will continue to attract new customers, additional market share and new opportunities for growth.
...as GPA Board Chairman Will McKnight marked.
In light of the port's expansion situation, Georgia Port Authority announced that Savannah is about to get new container terminal space. Specifically, new Savannah Container Terminal, an approximately 200-acre facility to be built on Hutchinson Island. The new facility will have a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs when fully developed. Phase I is projected to come online in 2025.