GPA Reports Record Monthly Tonnage

Posted by Michelle Howard
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Photo courtesy of Georgia Port

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo – a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

The 349,682-ton increase was powered largely by double-digit container growth. The Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal moved 260,539 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) during the month, up by 28,000 TEUs or 12 percent. Cargo moved by rail accounted for 254,263 containers, or about 19.8 percent of total container volume.

“A combination of new customers and retail outlets increasing inventory before the busy summer season factored into our success,” said Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Meanwhile, at our dedicated auto port, we’re seeing an increase in volume as more carmakers choose the Port of Brunswick as their gateway to the Southeastern U.S.”

A record number of roll-on/roll-off units – more than 64,000 cars, trucks and tractors – crossed GPA docks in March, a 21 percent improvement over year-ago figures.

Strong March cargo volumes built on the previous eight months to deliver a 6.8 percent fiscal year to date increase in TEUs, for a total of 2.31 million. Ro/Ro traffic has seen even stronger growth for the fiscal year to date, reaching 503,091 units for a 7.4 percent (34,452-unit) improvement.

The GPA closed the third quarter having moved a fiscal year to date total of 21.8 million tons of freight. An 8.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year added 1.7 million tons for the current total.

“This outstanding and sustained level of growth is possible because Georgia’s deepwater ports offer faster and more economical connections to the population centers of the Southeast,” said GPA Board Chairman Robert Jepson. “Delivering better service helps the GPA to retain and win the new business that has such an important impact on the nation’s economy.”

gaports.com

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise,

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency,

Ports

Poland's LNG Terminal - Unfinished Agenda for Saipem

Poland's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Baltic port of Świnoujście will be completed only if Italian firm Saipem receives further payment, reports Reuters.

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency,

China Unveils Action Plan on Maritime Silk Road

China has unveiled the principles, framework, and cooperation priorities and mechanisms in its Maritime Silk Road initiative in a bid to enhance regional connectivity

News

Germany Fights for Indian Submarine Contract

German giant ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the parent company of leading submarine builder HDW, will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel, with an eye to

American Boat Leads in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5

As the six-strong fleet Volvo Ocean Race continued to endure a helter-skelter ride toward Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean, the American boat Team Alvimedica took the lead, reports AP.

Viking Sets to Sail to Ocean

With Viking Ocean Cruises officially has its first cruise ship, the group has embraced a new strategy intended to split its growth more evenly between river and ocean cruising.

RoRo

K-Line Executive Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing

An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices,

Ecochlor Presents BWTS Case Study at CMA

Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study yesterday at CMA Shipping 2015 in Stamford, Conn. The case study covered

Logistics

Gulf Bridge Express Service to End

The Gulf Bridge Express Service will shortly be terminated with the last roundtrip voyage being MV Saint Nikolaos voyage 00008S, ETA New Orleans on April 22, 2015.

China Unveils Action Plan on Maritime Silk Road

China has unveiled the principles, framework, and cooperation priorities and mechanisms in its Maritime Silk Road initiative in a bid to enhance regional connectivity

China Maritime Silk Road to Touch India for Namesake

Chinese officials on Saturday fleshed out some details for the country's ambitious 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) project in its “one belt, one road,” action plan.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
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: 0.2286 sec (4 req/sec)