GPA Grows Market Share and Container Capacity

Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Doug Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), announced at a meeting of the Board of the Directors today that the Port of Savannah had attained another month of impressive container growth. "GPA is simultaneously gaining market share while growing container capacity," said Marchand. "While April results represent a 36.6 percent increase in TEUs over last year, even more impressive is that we have sustained record growth all year long." GPA's April results show that 129,040 TEUs were moved through the Port of Savannah, a 36.6 percent increase, or 34,569 more TEUs than April of last year. Records also show that for the first ten months of Fiscal Year 2003 (July-April), 1,259,518 TEUs were moved through the Port of Savannah, a 33.5 percent increase, or 316,177 more TEUs than at this time last year. "This is a tribute to our loyal customers, the hard work of our entire staff, and the support we continue to receive from local, state and federal governments," said Marchand. "GPA is fortunate to have such committed partners who clearly understand that when Georgia's ports grow so does employment in the shipping, transportation and distribution sectors." In an ongoing effort to accommodate new cargo growth, the GPA Board of Directors authorized $11 million in upgrades to Container Berth 3, part of a five-year, $33-million program that will increase the number of containers the Garden City Terminal can handle on existing acreage. "I am proud to announce today that the Georgia Ports Authority has approved plans that will allow us to continue the conversion of the Garden City Terminal from a chassis to a stacking operation," said Marchand. "The combination of new equipment purchases and our container berth upgrade program will greatly increase our container capacity."
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Cove Point LNG Export Facility Gets US FERC Approval

U.S. federal regulators on Monday approved construction of Dominion Resources Inc's liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point, Maryland. Cove Point is the fourth U.

DMR Examines Container Terminal Congestion Issues

Container port congestion has been hitting the headlines recently, but the reasons for it vary widely and in many cases it is only a short term issue. Certain world

Fire at Milazzo Refinery Impacts Docks

Inchcape Shipping Services  is advising of extensive disruption after a fire broke out Friday afternoon (27 September) at Italy’s energy giant Eni and Kuwait Petroleum’s

Maritime Security

USCG Cutter Rush Returns

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to its homeport following a successful 72-day deployment in the Central and Western Pacific, Monday. Rush departed

Report on MOL Comfort Incident is out

In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container Ship Safety, comprised

New Semi-self-righting Lifeboat for KNRM

On September 20, on KNRM station Texel a new lifeboat named Cornelis Dito type Fast Rescue Craft 903 - Twin was taken into service by the Royal Netherlands Lifeboat Organization (KNRM).

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3459 sec (3 req/sec)