All the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) docks reached a record 37.77 million in fiscal year 2020, up 0.6%, or 223,000 tons, compared to FY2019, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Georgia Port Authority informed that Port of Savannah received three Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, increasing its total to 36. In fact, through this expansion, the port has the largest crane fleet as a single container terminal located in North America.
The Government of Georgia decided to cancel its contract with the Anaklia Development Consortium and to launch appropriate legal procedures. The issue was the first to be discussed at Thursday’s governmental meeting.
In fact, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal has handled nearly 2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units during the first five months of Fiscal Year 2020. It is said that from July to November, the Georgia Ports Authority has handled nearly 2 million TEUs, an increase of 109,000 TEUs, or 5.8%.
The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to surpass the 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units for the first time in a calendar year, presenting a 14% increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago.
Vessel traffic at Georgia Port Authority’s Port of Brunswick, the second busiest auto port in the United States with total annual capacity of 800,000 vehicles, has resumed to 24-hour operations for the first time since early September, when the Golden Ray vehicle carrier overturned while departing from the port.
According to The Brunswick News report, the car carrier Golden Ray was grounded after the pilot aboard, Captain Jonathan Tennant, deliberately took it out of the channel and contributed to the best possible outcome for the incident.
Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has inaugurated the newly-expanded Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Georgia. The multipurpose terminal includes the waterside and landside areas, aiming to optimize the process of existing cargo flows and installing additional capacity.
Oil and oil-related shipments from Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi fell 51.2 % in 2018 compared to 2017 according to Reuters. An amount of crude oil was re-routed to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium in 2018, whereas some fuel oil was sent to the port of Taman in Russia and Georgia’s other Black Sea port of Kulevi.
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