GPA Outlines Cargo Handling Expansion

01 Nov 2018 11:05 AM | Anonymous

Original news was published on 31 October 2018

The Georgia Ports Authority has outlined plans for a series of infrastructure projects, designed to boost capacity and provide new opportunities in roll-on, roll-off cargo handling.

Speaking on the port authority’s fiscal year 2018 results, Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed expansion projects that will double the port’s auto rail capacity and allow Georgia to reach markets as far west as California with direct service.

“The Port of Brunswick achieved a solid performance across all cargo categories over the last fiscal year. As GPA adds new terminal space, we will expand our service area in the Southeast and beyond,” Lynch said.

Bulk cargo handling was particularly strong at East River Terminal, operated by terminal operator Logistec, where volumes rose 11 percent to 1 million tons in the fiscal year ended in June.

GPA plans to add 60 dockside acres to ro-ro operations over the next 12 months. By 2019, the GPA will have added 250 acres, for a total of 550 acres of leasable space for auto processing at Colonel’s Island Terminal.