The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board on Dec. 5 approved $127 million to build the Blue Ridge connector, an inland rail terminal in Gainesville, Ga., linking Northeast Georgia with the Port of Savannah’s 35 global container ship services.
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Logistics company Plastic Express has signed a lease at the CSX-served Central Port Logistics Center in Savannah, Ga. Also, the Thorold Multimodal Hub, a joint venture of BMI Group and HOPA (Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority) Ports in Ontario, Canada, has received a 2023 Brownie Award from the Canadian Brownfields Network.
Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah handled 49,115 containers by rail in August, approximately 89,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 6% over the same month last year, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced on Sept. 26. Intermodal cargo represented 21.6% of total containers, an uptick in that ratio of roughly 7% compared to August 2022.
CSX and Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) have teamed to offer daily “Carolina Connector” rail service from the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal to CSX’s CCX Intermodal Terminal in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Ports of Indiana issues Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a rail operator at Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Also, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) achieves record Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) volumes in Fiscal Year 2023.
The Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Network Georgia plan to develop inland rail hubs around the state is gaining momentum, with federal environmental approval for an inland terminal near Gainesville, Ga., GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch reported May 11.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board approves construction of seven additional refrigerated container racks at the Port of Savannah to expand capacity. Also, Virginia Inland Port (VIP) is the first of the Port of Virginia’s six general cargo terminals to receive 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handles nearly six million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2022. Also, the Port of Virginia reports having processed more than 3.7 million TEUs in 2022; and CHS Inc. and Cargill will expand TEMCO LLC operations to include the Texas Gulf.
Norfolk Southern (NS) recognizes 15 customers and suppliers for leadership in energy efficiency, innovation and environmental stewardship. Also, Union Pacific (UP) reports the Mexican government’s extension of the Carta Porte grace period.
The Port of Savannah handles 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2023. Also, SeaPort Manatee reports a 34.6% cargo increase for Fiscal Year 2022; ITS Logistics’ US Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index reports challenges in the Gulf Coast Region; Port of Los Angeles cargo pace cools in September; and NFI makes investment in Canadian intermodal business.