Following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the Port of Savannah is now open and operating with a 36-foot draft restriction, while the Ports of Brunswick and Charleston remain closed to commercial operations.
Port of Savannah
The Port of Savannah and the St Louis Regional Freightway signed a deal to construct a US$220 million rail facility, in order to improve the regional and wider US supply chain. The project is part of the port’s $3 billion plan to increase its TEU capacity to 8 million by 2028.
The US Georgia Ports Authority has launched a Big Berth/Big Ship program, expected to allow the Port of Savannah to simultaneously handle six 14,000 TEU vessels by 2024. The program was unveiled by GPA Executive Director, Griff Lynch, during the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, which took place on 3-5 February.
The Georgia Ports Authority revealed its 10-year, which will cost $2.5 billion, to expand the capacity of Savannah’s Port container terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers to 8 million. Work on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is expected to be finished in late 2021.
The first of Georgia Ports Authority’s four new Neo-Panamax cranes started their operations this week, bringing GPA’s operating fleet to 27. The super-sized crane is tall enough to lift containers 152 feet above the dock. The crane started work on Wednesday on a 13,300 TEU container unit Hapag Lloyd vessel.
Georgia Ports Authority has announced the sale of 500 acres of property for commercial development to accommodate growing customer demand for warehousing, distribution and transload facilities near the Port of Savannah.
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