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Tuesday, October 17 2017

Photo Caption: At Georgia's deepwater ports, container trade grew by 5.8 percent in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018. Total tonnage increased by 7.3 percent. Find print quality images here. (Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)

GPA growing capacity to handle new business

Savannah, GA — The Port of Savannah moved more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units across Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of FY2018 (July 1-Sept. 30), growing by 5.8 percent or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17. In September alone, the GPA moved 325,141 TEUs, an increase of 5.4 percent or 16,792 TEUs compared to the same month last year.
 
"Sustained organic growth coupled with increased market share are driving these volume increases," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We have also achieved major gains through the addition of Neo-Panamax vessels to the fleet serving Garden City Terminal."

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