Agri-bulk traffic soars at port of Brunswick
The Georgia Ports Authority said that the port of Brunswick experienced a 183-percent increase in bulk commodities throughput in July-September thanks to growing agricultural exports. Brunswick’s Colonel’s Island terminal handled 128,413 tons of bulk traffic during the first quarter of the financial year, an increase of 83,103 tons over the same period last year.
The Georgia Ports Authority said the U.S. was expecting a bumper soybean crop and that the port authority would export more than 2 million bushels by the end of next month. The majority of soybeans exported from Georgia ports are to Mexico and Eastern Europe for cooking oil.