Breakbulk volume up 25% in March at Georgia ports
The ports of Savannah and Brunswick, managed by the Georgia Ports Authority, handled 242,556 tons of breakbulk cargo in March, 25 percent more than in March 2003.
Container traffic, concentrated at Savannah, increased 8.1 percent in March to 136,225 TEUs.
Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the GPA, said exports of wood pulp and cotton continue to climb, and imports for goods such as lawn and garden equipment are beginning to hit peak season with certain retailers.
Also in March, the port of Brunswick experienced a 28-percent increase in auto and machinery units, to 32,629 units handled.