The Port of Savannah's cargo volumes fell nearly 19% year-over-year in October, handling 449,007 total TEUs.
All berths are open at the Garden City Terminal for the first time in two and half years, Georgia Ports CEO and President Griff Lynch said in a press release. Berth 1 was undergoing renovations to extend capacity and is now operational, enabling the port to handle more cargo.
Month over month, the port saw an 11% decrease in volumes, and a 5% increase compared with October 2019.
The Georgia Ports Authority has been making changes to accommodate a growth in auto shipments.
The Port of Brunswick and ocean carrier ZIM are offering a new service called the Gold Star, a short-sea service from Georgia to Mexico. CMA CGM is also offering a short-sea service carrying vehicles from Mexico to the Southeastern port.