Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Georgia Ports sees record year for containers and breakbulk
The Georgia Port Authority experienced record container volumes, tonnage and auto shipping in the 2012 fiscal year, according to Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. The Port of Savannah moved 2,982,467 TEUs, almost 2 percent more than the previous year.
"Strong growth in breakbulk and auto cargoes complemented record volumes in total tonnage and container traffic," Foltz said.
Breakbulk cargo grew by 15.6 percent year on year, for an increase of 342,446 tons to 2.53 million. The ports overall tonnage jumped to 26.5 million for an increase of 561,038 tons.
Georgia ports handled 569,984 roll-on/roll-off units across all terminals in fiscal 2012. "The GPA's double-digit growth in Ro/Ro cargo emphasizes Georgia's role as an important corridor in global trade," said board Chairman Robert S. Jepson Jr.
In autos and machinery, Port of Brunswick led the GPA to more than 19 percent growth.
For more of the Savannah Morning News story: m.savannahnow.com
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