Port of Savannah container traffic grew 5.6 percent in March

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) experienced strong growth in containerized, auto and breakbulk trade in March.

The Port of Savannah moved 311,770 twenty-foot equivalent units last month, an increase of 5.6 percent or 16,621 TEUs.

Total tonnage across all terminals increased 9.8 percent (258,627 tons), moving 2.89 million tons for the busiest March ever in the Authority’s history.

In roll-on/roll-off cargo, the Port of Brunswick achieved growth of 22.5 percent, with Colonel’s Island Terminal moving 56,580 units, up by 10,386 cars, trucks and tractors for the month.

Breakbulk cargo also saw double-digit growth for the month, reaching 232,601 tons, a 10.5 percent (22,034-ton) increase over March 2016.

Source: GPA

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