Namely, the Port of Savannah handled 364,090 TEUs container units last month, an increase of nearly 39,000 TEUs over September 2017. GPA also ended the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 with 1.1 million TEUs handled. The performance was a 10.8% growth, comparing to the first quarter of FY2018.
In addition, at the Port of Brunswick, automotive and heavy equipment units were up by 13,811 in September for a total of 50,515 units.
Cargo moving by rail at the 1,200-acre Garden City Terminal still surpasses Savannah’s total TEU growth, increasing by 35% in September and 30% for the fiscal year to date, on volumes of 41,183 and 131,819 containers, respectively.
GPA has also started construction on the largest on-terminal rail facility for a port in North America. The Mason Mega Rail Terminal will start coming online in 2019, with full completion in 2020. It will be able to accommodate 10,000-foot long unit trains, helping increase Savannah’s intermodal market.
Finally, new cranes, more space and expanded truck gates at our terminals, can improve GPA's efficiency.