Port of Savannah

Hyundai Motor Group expects to begin construction of its new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plant at the Bryan County (Ga.) Megasite in January 2023, with full production expected in early 2025.

Hyundai to Launch EV, Battery Plant in Georgia

Seoul, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Group will invest $5.54 billion to open its first dedicated full electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing plant in the United States. It will be located in Bryan County, Ga., and served by Genesee & Wyoming’s Georgia Central Railway (GC).

Port of Savannah posted a record 479,000 TEUs in January, up 4% from same period last year.

Port of Savannah: 18 Months of Record Volume

The Port of Savannah, Ga., handled 479,700 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in January—a 4% gain over the same month last year, when cargo volumes grew 22%, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported.

Port of Savannah Sets Record as Growth Continues

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 Bryan County (Ga.) Mega-Site offers “more than 2,000 acres, rail that runs along the property line, and immediate access to interstates 16 and 95 and the Port of Savannah,” Savannah JDA Chairman Carter Infinger said.

Intermodal Roundup: Savannah (Ga.) Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor JDA; Ceres Global Ag Corp.

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.

The Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT), which has served the Port of Savannah for 23 years, will add service to GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal when it opens later this year.

SAPT Expands Georgia Port Service

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).