The Georgia Ports Authority reported a 9.2 percent rise in breakbulk cargo throughput at the Port of Savannah for the month of February.
The growth was led by “linerboard, iron and steel, and autos” according to the GPA, which also reported a 10 percent increase in total cargo throughput over the same period. Total cargo moved by the port reached 2.94 million tons across all docks in February.
“A 38 percent increase in iron and steel is a good leading indicator of future growth in construction, as well as automobile and other manufacturing,” said Griff Lynch, GPA executive director.
The Port of Savannah is a major regional breakbulk hub for the U.S. East Coast, and breakbulk throughput is expected to grow still further following the planned US$706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The project will see the harbor deepened by five feet in order to accommodate Post-Panamax II vessels.
Photo: The Port of Savannah. Credit: GPA