Georgia Ports Increasing Capacity Following Record Volume in 2022

Savannah, GA, January 20, 2023--The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in 2022 handled 5.9 million 20-foot equivalent units--more containers than ever before and a 5% increase over 2021--as gluts of imports caused widespread port backups, reports FreightWaves, a news source covering the logistics industry.

Four of the Port of Savannah’s top five months for container volume occurred in 2022, according to the GPA.

FreightWaves notes that “projects are underway to enable the port to handle even more ships and their containers. The Port of Savannah is set to increase annual capacity from 6 million to 7.5 million TEUs in 2023 and to 9 million by 2025.

“The GPA said that will be achieved through the renovation of Berth 1 at Garden City Terminal to handle vessels with a capacity to carry 16,000 TEUs, the 90-acre Garden City Terminal West expansion and the transition of Ocean Terminal to an all-container facility.”