The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has completed the final nine of 18 new tracks at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal.
Georgia Ports Authority
The Port of Savannah achieved its busiest September ever, moving 472,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent) container units, a 14.5% increase. Port officials say the facility’s Garden City Terminal “has seen steady improvement in the speed of cargo moving from dock to destination.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen 24 projects—seven rail/port specific—to receive $905.25 million in INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grants.
The Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub (SGIH), a Broe Group property, has opened a new 388,400-square-foot import distribution space to serve the industrial park’s second tenant.
The state of Georgia and the Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority (JDA) are purchasing the 2,284-acre Bryan County Mega-Site, which is less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah and offers direct access to Georgia Central Railway, with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS); the Ceres Global Ag Corp. will build a $350 million integrated canola processing facility in Northgate, Saskatchewan, with a direct connection to BNSF.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT), a Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) subsidiary, will now serve the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, broadening its long-term rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has completed track installation to link the Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason Mega rail yards, which it said boosts on-terminal storage capacity 35% and helps accommodate nearly 10,000-foot-long unit trains for CSX and Norfolk Southern.
The Port of Savannah is poised to expand service and rail capacity as the Mason Mega Rail project meets a production milestone.
The St. Louis Regional Freightway and the Port of Savannah are forging a partnership to create a new connection between the St. Louis, Mo., region and what aims to be “the largest single-terminal container facility in the western hemisphere.”
Georgia is doubling down on the inland port concept, along with Norfolk Southern announcing plans for a rail-served hub 50 miles from Atlanta.