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Savannah will soon to be ready for 15,000-TEUers

THE Georgia Ports Authority sees the Mason Mega Rail as a main point in providing speedy links to markets throughout the US Southeast and beyond, reports the American Journal of Transportation

09 November 2020 - 19:00
THE Georgia Ports Authority sees the Mason Mega Rail as a main point in providing speedy links to markets throughout the US Southeast and beyond, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

During a recent online tour guests saw the 15,000-TEU CMA Brazil being moved to its berth, demonstrating the Port of Savannah's ability to handle large containerships.



From July to September, the Port of Savannah handled 1.2 million TEU, an increase of 1.6 per cent. The port had a monthly record in September by growing by 11.4 per cent, making it a total of 412,148 TEU in September.



Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Griff Lynch and GPA chairman Will McKnight took online guests for a tour of their expansion plans.



'We appreciate the decisions of cargo owners to place their trust in Georgia. As our economy recovers, customers continue to be attracted by Savannah's strong fundamentals, including the people who make our ports work,' said Mr Lynch.



'I want to thank our GPA employees, the International Longshoremen's Association, and our many partners across the logistics industry for their dedication to service,' said Mr Lynch.



'We're making strategic expansions to ensure cargo fluidity as Savannah's container trade increases. Our long-term infrastructure investments ensure GPA is ready when our customers are ready to grow,' said Mr McKnight.


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