Port of Savannah expansion to add 650,000 TEUs to current container capacity

Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Jeremy Polston

The board of the Georgia Ports Authority has approved capital improvement projects that will increase the Port of Savannah’s container capacity by 20 per cent.

The terminal enhancement project will establish 2,100 new grounded container slots. This means up to 650,000 TEUs of annual container yard capacity will be added following two construction phases, with the first opening in September 2021.

The board has also approved a berth renovation project that will increase the port’s berth capacity by an estimated one million TEUs per year by June 2023. This will bring Garden City Terminal’s new total to six million TEUs of annual berth capacity.

Also approved were the purchases of new rubber-tired gantry cranes and ship-to-shore cranes to allow the Garden City Terminal to serve vessels of 15,000TEU capacity or greater.

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