The Ports

Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 439,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $25 billion in income, $106 billion in sales, and $2.9 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.

The Port of Savannah is the largest single container terminal in the United States. In FY2018, it handled 4.2 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) in throughput. FY2018 had the highest volume in the Port of Savannah’s history.

The Port of Savannah moved 8.6% of total U.S. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 19% of the East Coast container trade. The port handled 10% of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2018 (USA Trade Online).

The Port of Savannah

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
  • 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
  • 1.4 million square feet of covered storage, including 722,000 square feet of cold storage off terminal

Ocean Terminal:

  • 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

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