Georgia Ports Authority starts work on Savannah container berth
The Georgia Ports Authority has broken ground for its Container Berth 8 in the port of Savannah, a project that will give that port a total of 9,800 feet of berthing accommodations.
The construction, which will take about two years, begins with the demolishing of an abandoned dock on the site and dredging the ship berthing area. A $2.4-million contract for the work has been awarded to the Norfolk Dredging Co., the port authority said in a statement.
The second part of construction consists of building a 1,672-foot long pile-supported concrete dock at a planned cost of $20.5 million. That work will be done by Misener Marine Construction, the port authority said.