Port of Savannah bares container terminal expansion plans

Port of Savannah (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is set to expand the Port of Savannah’s container terminal area by 58 hectares with the aim of increasing its annual capacity by one million TEUs.

The improved dock and additional container yard space are part of a plan to increase the GPA’s annual capacity to more than nine million TEUs by 2030. By 2023, the GPA will add an additional berth, for a total of four big-ship vessel slots.

Construction is currently under way on the upgrades with phase one of the Ocean Terminal container yard expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The GPA has also unveiled plans for the new Savannah Container Terminal, a nearly 80-hectare facility to be built on Hutchinson Island. The new facility will have a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs when fully developed.

Phase one of the Savannah Container Terminal is projected to come online in 2025.

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