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Port Of Savannah Gains Record Growth In September

A shipping container is lifted on to a vessel by a ship to shore crane at the Port of Savannah. The Georgia Ports Authority is recording an all time volume this month in activity at the Savannah port.
A shipping container is lifted on to a vessel by a ship to shore crane at the Port of Savannah. The Georgia Ports Authority is recording an all time volume this month in activity at the Savannah port.
Credit Stephen B. Morton / AP Photo

Port of Savannah officials say they’re maintaining a “record pace” for September.

The Georgia Ports Authority is recording an all-time volume this month in activity at the Savannah port.

This is despite a global pandemic and a less-than-stellar economy.

Officials say the GPA is expecting to move more than 400,000 20-foot equivalent container units this month.

With this success comes a projected growth of 5% compared to September of last year.

Some of the driving forces behind their success include an increase in e-commerce and a renewed demand for American-made export products. Both are helping to produce positive numbers.

Georgia’s deep-water ports and inland barge terminals support 439,000 jobs throughout the state.

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