Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah: A Window to the World

Savannah is home to the Port of Savannah, the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America. Operated by the Georgia Ports Authority and specializing in breakbulk, containers, RoRo, heavy-lift and project cargo, the port is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Ocean Terminal and Garden City Terminal.
The Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing and fourth-busiest port in the nation, with 36 weekly vessel calls, more than any other container terminal on the U.S. East Coast.
In fiscal year 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority moved 33.4 million tons of cargo, 3.8 million 20-foot equivalent containers and more than 600,000 auto and machinery units. 

The Port of Savannah Features:

  • Nine deepwater berths with 9,693 feet of continuous berthing
  • Two Class I Railroads on terminal with on-dock rail and line haul services
  • Immediate access to major interstates I-16 and I-95 with 150-plus trucking options
  • An average single move time of 33 minutes and double move time of 54 minutes
  • 146 rubber-tired gantry cranes, 26 ship-to-shore cranes
  • More than 3 million square feet of warehouse space available within 30 miles
  • 2,496 Reefer Rack Slots
  • Largest concentration of import distribution centers on the East Coast
  • On-terminal USCBP inspections at the Garden City Terminal

Growth for the Future

In 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was authorized to begin construction to deepen the harbor to 47 feet through the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Completion is expected as early as 2020. In addition, the Port of Savannah has 10 Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes on order, for a total of 36 cranes. Four will arrive in 2018, and the final six by 2020. Investments are also being made in road and rail improvements in order to increase service to inland markets and strengthen the logistics network across the state.

Georgia Ports Authority Economic Impact

The Georgia Ports Authority supports more than 369,000 jobs throughout the state, contributing $20.4 billion in income, $84.1 million in revenue, and $2.3 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.

Did You Know?

The Port of Savannah moved 348,297 TEUs in August 2017, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to the same month a year ago.