Georgia Ports Authority
Infrastructure: Port of Savannah / Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 352,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $18.5 billion in income, $66.9 billion in sales and $2.5 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy. (Selig Center, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia)
The Port of Savannah
The Port of Savannah is the fourth largest and fastest growing container port in the United States. In FY2013, it handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) in throughput. FY2013 held the 2nd highest volume in the Port of Savannah’s history.
The Port of Savannah moved 7.6% of the U.S. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 17% of the East Coast container trade. The port handled 10% of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2013, a total of 1.2 million loaded TEUs. The port serves approximately 21,000 companies in all 50 states, more than 75% of which are headquartered outside of Georgia.
The Port of Savannah offers its customers many advantages:
- The most global services among U.S. Southeast & Gulf ports;
- Asian transit times as low as 22 days and 11-day express service to and from Europe;
- GPA is owner & operator of the largest single-terminal container facility (Garden City) in the U.S. which also features the longest contiguous dock in the U.S. – 9,693 feet;
- Largest Southeast refrigerated container export terminal;
- One-of-a-kind infrastructure featuring two intermodal container transfer facilities located on a single terminal; served by CSX Transportation & Norfolk Southern Railroad;
- Inspection offices for U.S. Customs & Border Protection and Dept. of Agriculture are on-terminal; and
- Immediate access to two major interstate highways – I-95 (North/South) and I-16 (East/West);
- Largest concentration of retail import distribution centers (DCs) along the East Coast;
- Client Relations Center – one-stop customer solutions group for all port users.
The Georgia Ports Authority operates two deepwater terminals in Savannah – Garden City and Ocean Terminal:
Garden City Terminal:
- A 500-foot channel width and a secured, dedicated 1,200-acre single-terminal container facility
- Nearly 1.2 million square feet of covered storage, including 68,150 square feet of cold storage
- A 200.4 -acre general cargo terminal features 9 berths totaling 5,768 linear feet
- Handles RoRo, breakbulk, containers, heavy-lift and project cargo
- Over 1.4 million square feet of covered storage
To learn more about the port of Savannah and Georgia Ports Authority, please visit www.gaports.com or call 912.964.3811.