Original news was published on 14 August, 2018
The Georgia Ports Authority has reported a 14.4 percent increase in breakbulk tonnage across its terminals in July, partly driven by strong growth at East River Terminal in Brunswick.
Total breakbulk tonnage hit 265,891 tons in July, with terminal operator Logistec moveing an additional 29,670 tons in the same period. Roll-on,roll-off cargo handled by the GPA reached 53,419 units of autos and machinery, an increase of 5 percent, with the majority via Colonel’s Island Terminal.
“Georgia has simply built a superior logistics solution and our customers and carriers are responding … We continue to deliver a congestion-free terminal operation, even with record growth,” said Jimmy Allgood, ports board chairman.
The port authority operates Georgia’s primary deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus.