Port of Savannah

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 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.

“Rural communities face some of the toughest transportation challenges, yet are often left out of major federal investments, a pattern that we are changing that under President Biden’s leadership,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Dec. 12. “The grants we’re announcing today will make transportation in rural communities better, safer and more reliable.”

USDOT Awards $25.5MM in Rail-Related Rural Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on Dec. 12 reported funding 18 projects—two freight rail-related—as part of its FY 2023-24 Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (Rural), which is distributing a total of

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.

Rail-mounted gantry cranes work trains at the Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal. Containers moving by rail from Savannah to the planned Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Gainesville, Ga., will avoid a round-trip truck route of 602 miles on Georgia highways. [Photo:Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen Morton]

Georgia Ports Advances Inland Rail Hub Plan

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 Port of Savannah grew container volumes by nearly 10% in the first quarter of FY2023.

Intermodal Briefs: Port of Savannah, SeaPort Manatee, ITS Logistics, Port of Los Angeles, NFI

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.