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Georgia Ports to upgrade Brunswick

[ March 10, 2022   //   ]

The Georgia Ports Authority is planning to upgrade its Brunswick facility including a fourth berth at Colonel’s Island Terminal, 85 additional acres for auto processing and 360,000sq ft of new warehousing. It will boost the port’s annual capacity to 1.4 million vehicles. Brunswick is the US’s second busiest hub for ro ro cargo, behind only Baltimore, moving 650,000 vehicles and heavy machinery pieces in the 2021 calendar year 2021, up 10% over 2020.

GPA board chairman Joel Wooten said that Colonel’s Island is poised to become the Southeast’s premier autoport.

The new berth, recently approved by the US Army Corps of Engineers, will include a concrete deck and system of mooring dolphins extending ro ro vessel berthing space from 3,355 feet to 4,630 feet. Construction is anticipated to begin at the end of 2022 and take two years to complete.

In addition to growing the auto trade, GPA will upgrade near-dock storage areas to better accommodate heavy machinery used in agriculture, construction and warehousing operations.