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Savannah port posts record in February


The Port of Savannah logged a record 8 percent growth in containerized traffic last month compared with traffic in February 2015, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced yesterday.

Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container terminal in the United States.
Photo: GPA/Stephen Morton

Last month, the Garden City Terminal moved 307,035 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU), an increase of 8.1 percent, or 22,998 TEUs compared with year-ago levels. In contrast to 2014, GPA moved 23 percent more containerized cargo in February, GPA officials said in a press release.

"Our container volume growth continues to exceed our expectations in light of last year's unprecedented cargo diversions from the West Coast," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. "Efficient access to market, proximity to major Southeast populations and GPA's ability to quickly expand on-terminal container capacity are a few of the reasons for Savannah's continued success."

Total freight last month equaled 2.67 million tons across all cargo sectors, up 3.9 percent, marking the seventh highest monthly performance in GPA's history.

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