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11/2/2017



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Honda nearly triples cargo moved through Georgia's Port of Brunswick


Automobiles await pick-up and loading at the Colonel's Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick.
Photo – Georgia Ports Authority/Jim Carswell

American Honda Motor Co. moved nearly 48,000 vehicles through the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, during its 2017 fiscal year.

That figure marks a nearly threefold increase over the previous fiscal year, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) officials said in a press release. Honda moved 34,700 more vehicles in FY2017 than it did in FY2016.

The automaker's increased volume stemmed from improved capacity and collaboration, as well as other factors, GPA officials said.

"To ensure Brunswick continues to provide world-class service, GPA is expanding auto processing infrastructure to stay ahead of demand," said Griff Lynch, GPA's executive director. "Brunswick has an unmatched ability to scale up its operation so that we can grow along with our customers' needs"

In FY2017, capacity at the Colonel's Island Terminal at the port was increased by 50 percent. Over the year, GPA handled 607,000 units total of roll-on/roll-off cargo at the Port of Brunswick.

Current annual capacity at Georgia's main auto port is more than 800,000 vehicles. The authority plans to add 150,000 spaces for automobile processing, bringing the annual capacity to 1.4 million units.



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