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Port of Savannah - Port Information Guide

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The temporary low tide at ports on the west coast of the United States has kept ports on the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico hot for a while, and it will continue to be hot. Today STU Supply Chain will introduce the second largest port on the east coast of the United States - the Port of Savannah.


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In addition to meeting the import needs of the east coast of the United States, the Port of Savannah also has railway connections from the Port of Savannah to Midwestern cities farther from the east coast, which can transport goods unloaded from the Port of Savannah by rail. Shipping to these further cities. Rail freight volumes from Savannah to Memphis increased 17% in the past two quarters. Rail freight from Savannah to Chicago increased 60%.


Port of Savannah - Port Information Guide


Port of Savannah - Port Information Guide

The Port of Savannah located at Savannah, Georgia. It is currently the second busiest container port on the East Coast of the United States. It is also the third largest port in the United States. The Port of Savannah's business has been growing steadily and strongly in all but a few months at the start of the COVID-19 in 2020.


In the past two years, when port congestion occurred on the west coast of the United States, most of the goods flowed to east coast ports such as Savannah. Currently, the Port of Savannah has 18 routes to Asia, 16 of which pass through the Panama Canal and 2 through the Suez Canal.


The Port of Savannah is operated by the Georgia Port Authority (GPA) and competes primarily with the ports of Charleston, Charleston and Jacksonville in northeastern South Carolina, and Jacksonville in southern Florida. GPA operates another Atlantic seaport in Georgia, the Port of Brunswick in Brunswick, Georgia. There are three inland ports connected to the Gulf of Mexico, Bainbridge and Columbus, and one in Cordler, Georgia, connected by rail to the Port of Savannah.

The port is about 15 nautical miles away from the estuary, and the water depth of the entry channel is about 11 meters. 111 nautical miles to the northeast to the Port of Charleston and 150 nautical miles to the southwest to the Port of Jacksonville. The port area starts from Fort Jackson, where the lower Savannah River and the Buck River meet, and extends northwestward for about 9 nautical miles along the river. There are more than 50 piers along the banks, most of which are located on the right bank of the river. The public piers managed by the Port Authority include: There are 19 general cargo berths, 6 container berths, and 2 oil and dry bulk berths, which are mainly distributed in the downstream ocean dock area and the upstream garden city dock area.


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Port of Savannah - Port Indicator

· Savannah handles nearly 40% of U.S. containerized poultry exports

· The busiest single container terminal in North America

· 27 Container Cranes

· 116 rubber tire gantry cranes

· Nearly 2 miles of uninterrupted parking space

· Over 3 million square feet of warehouse space

· The terminal is directly connected to two railroads Norfolk South and CSX

· Direct access to two major U.S. interstates: I-16 (east-west) and I-95 (south/south)

· 9,700 ft of adjacent berth

· Four hour drive to major markets: Atlanta, Orlando and Charlotte

· The most concentrated east coast import distribution center



Port of Savannah - Major Facilities

Garden City Terminal

Owned and operated by the Georgia Port Authority, Garden City Terminal is a purpose-built container terminal, the largest of its kind on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. 1200 acre (5 sq km) single terminal facility with 9693 ft (2955 m) continuous berth. The terminal is equipped with 15 high-speed container cranes (4 SuperPost-panamax and 11 Post-panamax), as well as a large number of yard handling equipment. The Port of Savannah terminal has direct rail and road connections and ample space for future development.


Ocean Terminal

Also owned and operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, Ocean Terminal is a purpose-built bulk terminal designed to quickly and efficiently handle large volumes of forest and solid wood products, steel, roll-on (Ro/Ro), engineered shipments and heavy haul cargoes . The 208-acre (0.8 km2) facility features a 6,688-foot (2,039 m) deep-water berth, approximately 1.5 million square feet (140,000 m2) of covered storage and 96 acres (390,000 m2) of open, Multifunctional storage room.


Target Corporation Facility

On September 21, 2005, Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Target had decided to construct a 2 million square foot import warehouse at Savannah River International Trade Park, located 4 miles from the Garden City Pier in the Port of Savannah ( 6 km). The Import Warehouse opened on June 8, 2007, handling overseas shipments and merchandise for Target's Southeastern stores.


IKEA Facilities

On December 13, 2005, Perdue and IKEA will build a 1,700,000-square-foot (160,000-square-meter) distribution center on 115 acres (0.5 square kilometers) in Savannah River International Trade Park. ich opened on June 27, 2007. The company also plans to expand the initial facility by approximately 975,000 square feet (90,600 square meters) in the future.


Heineken USA Facilities

Heineken USA opened a distribution center in February 2008 that will handle 4,000 containers a year, moving from the brewery in the Netherlands to dealers in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. There are 7 million cases of Heineken and Amstel branded beverages every year.

Port of Savannah Terminal Railroad

A railroad connecting terminal facilities to the Geneva and Wyoming Railroad.


Major Shipping Lines Docked at Savannah Port

MSC/ONE/Yang Ming: The three vessels are docked at the dedicated container terminal at Garden City Terminal, the largest container terminal in the US Atlantic Ocean, and the terminal is equipped with 15 high-speed container cranes (4 post-Panamax and 11 Panamax).

Maersk: Maersk calls at the Ocean Terminal, which has a dedicated bulk facility, which is designed to quickly and efficiently handle large quantities of forest and solid wood products, steel, etc.; the truck is only 2 kilometers from the terminal to Interstate 516, and the surrounding transportation is convenient and can be Get to your destination quickly.



Port of Savannah - FBA Warehouse

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◈ Address: Amazon Distribution Center, 4400 12th St Ext, West Columbia, SC 29172

◈ Note: The warehouse is understaffed, so the efficiency is relatively low.

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GSP1 

◈ Address: 402 John Dodd Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303

◈ Note: When the peak season is approaching, the reservation time is slow, the unloading time is slow, and it is easy to explode the warehouse.

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Port of Savannah - Rail and Intermodal Connections

The Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah is strategically located to provide reliable and efficient intermodal access to markets throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States.


Garden City Terminal in Savannah is served by two Class I rail services: Norfolk Southern Railroad and CSX Transit. The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility provides unrestricted double-deck shipping for two to three days to major markets in the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Midwest, and overnight delivery to Atlanta. The Garden City Pier provides direct access to two major interstates (I-95 North-South and I-16 East-West) in the Port of Savannah.


The Ocean Terminal in the Port of Savannah has easy access from several interstate highways (I-16 east-west, I-95 north-south, I-516). Norfolk Southern provides on-site transfers, and Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation provide dedicated line service to the Marine Terminal in the Port of Savannah.

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