Georgia Ports Authority

For GPA, Auto Volumes Up 44% in April

In its busiest month ever for autos and heavy equipment, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in April handled a record 80,600 units of Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) cargo, an increase of more than 44%, or 24,760 units, compared to the same month last year, according to a recent report made to the GPA Board.

The Port of Savannah moved more than 3 million tons of cargo in March, while handling 154 vessels between Garden City and Ocean terminals, according to GPA. (Photograph Courtesy of GPA)

Intermodal Briefs: GPA, ITS Logistics

March was the third consecutive month of growth for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), with rail volumes up 22%. Also, ITS Logistics releases its April forecast, reporting that the collapse of Baltimore Key Bridge has resulted in a “‘severe’ rating for Atlantic Ocean Region.”

Intermodal Briefs: HCPHC, Port of Toronto, GPA

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) receives $7.32 million in funding for Phase 1 of the Port Bienville Intermodal Expansion Project. Also, the Port of Toronto has a strong 2023; and the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) approves funding for Brunswick Harbor improvements.

The Port of Savannah set a February record of nearly 47,000 containers moved by rail, according to GPA. (GPA Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: GPA, SC Ports

February was the second consecutive month of growth for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), with rail accounting for 19% of container trade. Also, South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) advances rail-capacity projects.

The USDOT has awarded a $226.2 million INFRA grant and a $73.8 Mega grant to the Port of New Orleans to construct a new 1,200-acre container terminal on the Gulf Coast. (Port of New Orleans Image)

USDOT Awards $4.9B for Mega, INFRA Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is distributing $4.9 billion to 37 nationwide projects through the FY 2023-24 Mega (National Infrastructure Project Assistance) and INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grant programs. Twelve rail-related projects will receive a total of $1.6 billion; the Pier B project at the Port of Long Beach and the Louisiana International Terminal project at the Port of New Orleans are among the winners.

Rendering of Plastic Express’ new building at the CSX-served Central Port Logistics Center in Savannah, Ga. (Capital Development Partners Rendering)
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Industrial Development Briefs: Plastic Express, Thorold Multimodal Hub

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.

GPA Prepares for the Future, Adds Inland Rail Connectivity

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.