PORSCHE PICKS PORT OF BRUNSWICK FOR SOUTHEAST DISTRBUTION CENTER
Porsche Cars North America Inc. has selected the Port of Brunswick as its Southeast import distribution center.
VW Transport will serve as ocean carrier for Porsche units coming to Brunswick from the Port of Emden, Germany. The carrier will bring the first shipments as early as April 6.
The automaker has selected Amports, a subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holding PLC, as its auto processor for the Brunswick operation.
'With the coming of Porsche's Cayenne SUV, we expect to double North American sales over the next three years,' said Martin Peters, a Porsche spokesman. 'Shipping through Brunswick will help reduce our costs and better serve one of our major markets.'
Porsche marks the 12th automobile manufacturer using the Port of Brunswick for import or export operations. The port's Colonel's Island Terminal handled 218,580 automobile and machinery units during the Georgia Ports Authority's last fiscal year, up 12 percent over the prior period.