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Savannah port moves 1 million TEUs in Q1

The port moved more than 1 million TEUs across the Garden City Terminal in Q1 FY2018.
Photo – Georgia Ports Authority


The Port of Savannah moved more than 1 million 20-foot-equivalent container units (TEUs) across the Garden City Terminal in first-quarter fiscal-year 2018, a 5.8 percent increase from the number of TEUs moved during first-quarter FY2017.

Container tons rose 8.1 percent to 7.23 million tons for the quarter ending Sept. 30 compared with the year-ago period, according to a press release issued by the Georgia Ports Authority.

"Sustained organic growth coupled with increased market share are driving these volume increases," said Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We have also achieved major gains through the addition of neo-Panamax vessels to the fleet serving Garden City Terminal."

During FY2018, the port authority's Appalachian Regional Port — an inland terminal in Chatsworth, Georgia — will open for service. The CSX-served container yard is expected to expand the Port of Savannah's reach into Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

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