GPA executive director Griff Lynch said: 'The streamlined movement of containers from vessel to departing rail in 24 hours and capacity increases built into Garden City Terminal have helped to increase volumes and improve efficiency.'
GPA board chairman Will McKnight added that the authority's Mid-American Arc initiative, targeting markets from Memphis to Chicago and the Ohio River Valley, is also starting to pay dividends with customers moving more cargo in direct shipments from Savannah to the Midwest, a statement said.
'Chicago plays such an important role in the nation's logistics, not only as a major market, but also as a cargo hub,' Mr McKnight said. 'Breaking into that market with a new routing option that provides Savannah's world-class terminal efficiency and customer service holds amazing potential to win new business.'
In roll-on/roll-off traffic, Colonel's Island at the port of Brunswick and Ocean Terminal in Savannah moved a combined 62,146 units of cars, trucks and heavy equipment in November, an increase of five per cent. GPA handled 281,547 ro/ro units, up one per cent, through the first five months of the fiscal year.