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GPA Approves Expansion Plans

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved plans for rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at GPA’s Garden City Terminal.

The GPA approved the US$128 million Mega Rail Terminal at Savannah and a US$13.2 million project to expand the existing Gate 8 at Garden City Terminal. The GPA also reported that breakbulk tonnage increased by 14.7 percent, driven by “the growing strength” of construction and manufacturing in the U.S. Southeast.

“A strong Southeast U.S. economy, on-terminal expansion, and investment by private logistics firms throughout the region have resulted in phenomenal growth for Georgia. But these record volumes could not have been possible without the tireless dedication of the men and women responsible for moving this cargo,” said Griff Lynch, GPA executive director.

The GPA operates Georgia’s primary deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus.

Photo: The port of Savannah. Credit: Wikimedia

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