Container volumes and total tonnage hit all-time records in May at the Port of Savannah.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced on 29 June that its container business grew 16.4% year-on-year in May to 338,000 teu. Bulk cargo across all terminals grew 60% to reach 256,382 tonnes.
“Superior service and unmatched connectivity to inland markets are driving growth at Georgia’s deepwater ports,” commented James Walters, who was re-elected as GPA’s board chairman on 29 June.
Walters added, “Our ability to handle expanding cargo volumes – without congestion delays – has set GPA apart in support of farming, retail and manufacturing customers.”
Bulk commodities at GPA’s East River Terminal in Brunswick, Georgia, increased 44.2% to 121,814 tonnes, which was driven in part by wood pellet exports to Northern Europe for use as biofuel.
GPA said volume at its Colonel’s Island Terminal grew 40.2% to 156,784 tonnes in May due largely to its expanding soybean meal business.