The Ports

Georgia’s deep water ports and inland barge terminals support nearly 561,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contributes $33 billion in income, $140 billion in sales, and $3.8 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.

The Port of Savannah is the largest single container terminal in the Western Hemisphere. In FY2023 it moved 5.4 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Container Units) in throughput, a decrease of 6.7% when compared to the previous year, all-time high.

The Port of Savannah moved 22.1% of the East Coast container trade. The port handled 12.3% of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2023 (PIERS-Enterprise).

The Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah offers its customers many advantages:

  • The most global container services among U.S. Southeast & Gulf ports • Transit times as low as 23 days from Asia and 11 days 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. of nearly 10,000 linear feet
  • Largest Southeast refrigerated container import-export terminal
  • One-of-a-kind intermodal infrastructure located on a single terminal served by CSX Transportation & Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • Inspection offices for U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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
  • Customer Service Center – one-stop customer solutions group for all port users

The Georgia Ports Authority operates two deep-water terminals in Savannah – Garden City and Ocean Terminal: Garden City Terminal:

  • A 500-foot channel width and a secured, dedicated 1,500-acre single-terminal container facility
  • 105 million square feet in industrial/warehouse space off terminal, and another 41.5 million under construction

Ocean Terminal:

  • A 200.8-acre general cargo terminal features 3,599 linear feet
  • Handles RoRo, breakbulk, containers, heavy-lift and project cargo
  • 1.3 million square feet of covered storage
  • For More Information contact the Georgia Ports Authority, (912) 964-3855 or (800) 342-8012

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