USDA: Port of Savannah to Raise Container Capacity by 60%

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently announced it will boost the Port of Savannah’s container capacity 60 percent by 2025.

The plan will raise the current capacity of 6 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to 9.5 million TEUs.

Toward this goal, a number of projects are already in progress.

The Port’s Garden City Terminal just added roughly 400,000 TEUs of capacity, to which another 820,000 TEUs will be added by June.

Also, a new upriver container yard will afford another 500,000 TEUs in capacity.

Together, these projects will add 1.72 million TEUs in four months.

Scheduled to be completed in 2024, the Garden City Terminal West project will provide up to 1 million TEUs.

GPA notes the Port of Savannah’s expansion is being accompanied by growth in both warehouse space and workforce.

In 2021, the Port of Savannah exported more than 41,000 TEUs of containerized grain, making it the fifth-largest gateway for U.S. containerized grain exports.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) April 14, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.