SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Georgia officials expect to see the Port of Savannah set a new cargo record at the end of 2019.
The volume of cargo containers moving across Savannah’s docks through the end of October was up 6% compared to the same 10-month period a year ago, the Georgia Ports Authority said in a news release. The agency said it anticipates Savannah will reach a record 4.6 million container units by the end of December. That’s compared to 4.3 million container units in the 2018 calendar year.
Griff Lynch, the port authority’s executive director, credited dock workers, railroad operators and truck drivers for helping to make Savannah “a powerful hub for commerce that is creating jobs and economic opportunity in every corner of the state.”
The Port of Savannah is the nation’s fourth-busiest seaport for containerized cargo. The large metal boxes are used to ship goods ranging from retail electronics to frozen chickens.
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