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Savannah expedites expansion

[ September 28, 2021   //   ]

Georgia Ports Authority Board has approved more than $34 million to help expedite an additional 1.6 million teu of capacity at the Port of Savannah that will begin coming online in December. It includes the purchase of 22.2 acres adjacent to GPA’s 145-acre West Expansion property as well as funds to begin developing another 18 acres of land adjacent to GPA’s 60-acre Peak Capacity project, currently under construction. In total, the developments will add 230 acres of container handling space, coming online in phases with full completion in 2023. The Port of Savannah handled 485,595teu in August, an increase of 10% and the second busiest month in GPA history, after March 2021, when it handled 498,000teu.