The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has acquired 145 acres of additional land in order to expand cargo handling capacity at the Port of Savannah. The acquisition comes as work to allow the port’s Garden City Terminal to serve three 14,000-TEU vessels simultaneously has been completed.
Additional construction, to be completed by 2023, will add an additional big ship berth to the facility as part of a larger blueprint to increase the GPA’s capacity to nine million TEUs by 2030. This will also see Savannah’s Ocean Terminal partially converted to handle containers by the construction of a new truck gate and an upgraded storage yard, work that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Over the next five years the GPA plans to develop a new 200-acre facility on Hutchinson Island that will have a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs at full build out, with phase one of the development projected to come online in 2025.