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The US Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has announced that the Port of Savannah handled a record 2.6m teu in 2007 which is a 20.6% increase on the previous year and which confirms Savannah as the country’s fourth largest container port.

A 20.6% increase in containers for the Port of Savannah

“Investments that the state of Georgia and the GPA have made in our facilities are paying huge dividends,” said Doug Marchand, GPA’s executive director. “We are setting new records, exceeding service levels and moving forward with an aggressive, US$1.2bn capital improvement plan to grow our business to new heights,” he said.

GPA has also approved two further projects for the Port of Savannah. The first is a US$10.9m contract to complete the Chatham Yard Intermodal Container Transfer Facility. This project will greatly enhance Savannah’s rail capacity, improve overall terminal efficiencies and increase Georgia’s reach throughout the southeastern US. The second is a US$4.6m contract to complete 42 additional acres (17 ha) of container storage for the new Container Berths 8 and 9.

According to the GPA, the additional capacity created by these and other planned projects bolstered by the continuing efforts to deepen the Savannah Harbour up to 48 feet (14.6 m), will ensure that the Port of Savannah will continue to stimulate the growth of businesses throughout the state for many years to come.