RECORDS FALL AT GEORGIA PORTS
The Port of Savannah broke the 1 million-TEU threshold in its fiscal year that ended June 30.
The Georgia port unofficially handled 1.02 million TEUS, a 20-percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Savannah is one of about 50 ports worldwide to handle 1 million TEUs a year.
Savannah's announcement follows a record May for the Georgia Ports Authority's terminals, which combined to handle more than 1.1 million tons of cargo, an increase of 11.5 percent over May 2000. Savannah's container throughput in May rose 9.1 percent, while container tonnage frose 11.5 percent for the month.
Breakbulk cargo at Savannah and the Port of Brunswick rose 20.3 percent.
Brunswick also broke a record for autos handled at its Colonel's Island facility. The port has handled more than 202,000 automobiles through the first 11 months of its fiscal year, up 12.2 percent over the year-earlier period. This volume surpasses the all time record for units handled with one month remaining in the fiscal cycle.