Port of Savannah: A Hub for Distribution
Fueled by the Port of Savannah, the distribution sector of Savannah's economy is booming. The world’s largest distributors, from manufacturers to large-scale retailers, have facilities in Savannah including The Home Depot, IKEA, Dollar Tree, Target and more.
The Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing port in the nation, the second largest on the East and Gulf coasts, and not surprisingly, a major economic development engine for the entire state of Georgia. The port serves as a major distribution hub to and from a 26-state region – with 70 percent of the U.S. population within a two-day reach from Savannah.
In fiscal year 2014, Savannah's port shipped more than three million TEUs. Additionally, the port has gained worldwide recognition as a major regional cargo hub, and it provides deepwater access to one of the East Coast’s largest available mega sites.
More than 4 million square feet of distribution center space is available within a 30-mile radius of the port.