The Ports

Georgia’s deep water ports and inland barge terminals support nearly 500,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $29 billion in income, $122 billion in sales, and $3.4 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 FY2021 it moved 5.3 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Container Units) in throughput, an increase of 20% when compared to the previous year.

The Port of Savannah moved 22% of the East Coast container trade. The port handled 11.6% of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2021 (USA Trade online).

The Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah offers its customers many advantages:

  • The most global container services among U.S. Southeast & Gulf ports
  • Asian transit times as low as 22 days from Asia and 9 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. – 9,693 linear feet
  • Largest Southeast refrigerated container import-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
  • 1.2 million square feet of covered storage on-terminal, 53 million square feet in industrial/warehouse space off terminal, including 1 million square feet of private cold storage.

Ocean Terminal:

  • A 200.4 -acre general cargo terminal features 5 berths totaling 3,599 linear feet
  • Handles RoRo, breakbulk, containers, heavy-lift and project cargo
  • Over 1.4 million square feet of covered storage

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