The agreement, which ensures a direct 200-mile rail route to and from GPA’s Garden City Terminal in Savannah, will serve as a gateway to Southwest Georgia and adjacent regions of Florida and Alabama.
“The new partnership provides our customers direct access to 38 weekly shipping services, connecting the region to vibrant global export markets,” said GPA executive director Curtis Foltz. He added that the Cordele agreement improved the service for an area that constitutes important growth potential, but which is already conducting significant port business.
“By more efficiently connecting businesses in this region to the global marketplace through our deep water ports, the Cordele Inland Port is now part of a broader effort, supporting jobs and future development,” said Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal.
By reducing the number of truck miles into Savannah, the Cordele operation saves on shipping, reduces highway traffic, and provides new service offerings to benefit shippers, truckers and steamship lines.