Savannah Sees Record Container Volumes

The Georgia Ports Authority has marked the seventh consecutive month of record container throughput.

In September, the Port of Savannah handled 317,411 twenty-foot equivalent container units, a 7.3 percent (21,713-TEU) increase over the same month last year.

“We are pleasantly surprised to see volumes remaining above last year’s double digit growth,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz, who noted a 12.9 percent increase in September 2014.

“Last month was the busiest September for container traffic in GPA’s history. We anticipate, at some point this year, to begin seeing throughput leveling off to more normal patterns.

 

The GPA also achieved healthy roll-on/roll-off cargo growth in September, expanding 4.6 percent (2,200 units) to reach 50,305 Ro/Ro units for the month.

In total tonnage, the GPA grew cargo by 5 percent (121,423 tons) to reach 2.52 million tons in September; of that figure, the Port of Brunswick accounted for 197,366 tons, up 3.6 percent (6,787 tons). The Port of Savannah’s September total increased by 5.2 percent to reach 2.32 million tons.

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