In a recent announcement, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a plan that will renovate and realign the ocean terminal docks at the Port of Savannah.
Wharf renovations are expected to begin January 2023 with full terminal redevelopment completion expected in 2026.
Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal
The Ocean Terminal, which will be a 200-acre facility, will be adjusted in two phases.
First, will be the rebuilding of the docks – this will provide 2,800 linear feet of berth space – capable of serving two big ships at the same time. They will be served by new ship-to-shore crones, the Port stated. Eight total cranes are set to be placed at the Ocean Terminal.
The overall project will have expanded gate facilities, which will allow for 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) of annual capacity.
Chief Operating Officer at Georgia Ports, Ed McCarthy, had this to say about the renovations. “As the dock construction progresses, GPA will continue to operate container ships at Ocean Terminal. That work will be conducted alongside container and breakbulk operations.”
While remodeling the docks at Ocean Terminal in Savannah, breakbulk cargo like vehicles, forest products and steel will transition to the Port of Brunswick.
Construction has begun on 360,000 square feet of dockside warehousing, which will serve auto-processing, three additional buildings and 85 acres of auto storage space on the south side of the island – the Journal of Commerce reports.
Port of Savannah Coming Off Their Busiest October Ever
Even though officials at the port expect container volumes to slow downward near the end of this year, the port still saw its busiest October in port history – handling nearly 553,000 TEUs.
The port officials hope with continuing to improve infrastructure at the port, it will help with the free flow of commerce and the port’s ability to continue to meet their expanding customer demand.
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