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Georgia Ports Authority marked record TEUs in August

GPA's Port of Savannah
Photo – Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen Morton

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled a record 330,846 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in August, a 5 percent increase over TEUs handled in August 2015, GPA announced last week.

The August 2016 container unit volumes were the third highest in GPA's history, behind April and May 2015 at the height of diverted cargo from the West Coast, said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch in a press release.

Total cargo across all terminals reached 2.62 million tons in August, an increase of 117,470 tons, or 4.7 percent.

"Our volumes have exceeded previously forecasted levels, but are in line with expectations for the balance of FY2017," said GPA Chairman Jimmy Allgood.

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