Port of Savannah to grow container capacity by 60 per cent

Port of Savannah (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Griff Lynch has unveiled plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s container capacity by 60 per cent to bring the port’s annual capacity from six million TEUs to 9.5 million TEUs by 2025.

Projects now underway will add 1.7 million TEUs of annual capacity in four months. GPA’s Peak Capacity project has already added 400,000 TEUs in container handling space to the Garden City Terminal and will make room for another 820,000 TEUs by June of this year.

Also in June, a new container yard just upriver will add another 500,000 TEUs of capacity. Separately, the Garden City Terminal West project will add up to one million TEUs in phases by 2024.

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