Georgia Ports Draw Record Investment

GPA reports US$5 billion inflow

Port-related expansion and new business in Georgia’s ports has resulted in almost US$5 billion in investment and 12,000 jobs across the state in fiscal year 2019, according to the Georgia Ports Authortiy.

For the fiscal year, the Port of Savannah grew its total tonnage 4.2 percent, reaching 37.5 million tonnes. Across its assets, GPA also achieved record volumes in containers, total tonnage and cargo moved by rail.

“Our terminal infrastructure plan adheres to our investment philosophy of always keeping infrastructure ahead of current demand. This will ensure the GPA is prepared to handle the next wave of cargo expansion,” said Will McKnight, GPA board chairman.

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