PORT OF SAVANNAH MARCH NUMBERS UP.
Last month, the Port of Savannah handled 96,751 TEUs, an additional 12,377 TEUs over March 2001. This is a 15% increase over last March and the second highest total ever at the port
The number of twenty-foot equivalent units handled via Savannah last month was the second-highest monthly total for the Georgia Ports Authority in one month, the GPA said.'
“A major drawing card for Savannah is the ability to expand to meet customers’ needs,” said GPA Executive Director Doug J. Marchand.
Ranked as one of the fastest-growing container ports in America in 2001, Savannah’s Garden City Terminal has over 7,700 linear feet of berthing space at seven berths with immediate access to Interstates I-95 and I-16. Two Class I rail service providers, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, are available to handle on-terminal rail service.
The GPA operates deepwater facilities in Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., along with inland barge terminals in Bainbridge and Columbus, Ga.