The Port of Savannah handled 449,000 TEUs in October, making it the port's fourth busiest month ever and achieving a 5% increase over the same month in 2019, the most recent year not affected by the pandemic.
Containers handled by rail increased by 9% in October at Garden City Terminal, increasing by roughly 4,000 containers to 47,750 TEUs. Rail freight at the Appalachian Regional Port increased by 22% last month for a record October.
Since July, the Port of Savannah has handled 1.7 million TEUs, a decline of 18% or 382,580 TEUs over the same period in FY2023.
Georgia Port Authority reported 67,500 units of vehicles and machinery in Roll-on/Roll-off freight sector in October, translating to a 5.8% or 4,160 unit decrease from the same month the previous year. GPA has handled 271,364 Ro/Ro units so far this fiscal year, an increase of 17% or 39,500 units.
"For the first time in two and a half years, all berths are open at Garden City Terminal for faster, more efficient cargo handling. We appreciate our customers’ patience during the renovation of Berth 1, and look forward to providing the world-class vessel service they have come to expect from GPA," stated Griff Lynch, CEO and president of Georgia Ports Authority.
Also, the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah saw 129 container ship calls last month, a 26% increase from October 2022.