Port of Savannah
Ports and Free Trade Zones have taken on much greater importance as supply chain issues increase and demand for product grows from businesses and consumers.
Thanks to a deepening project at Savannah Harbor, exporters using the Port of Savannah have a greater opportunity to move goods overseas.
By 2023, Savannah will add 230 acres of container space, increasing capacity at one of the nation's busiest ports.
The Port of Savannah’s Garden City container terminal, the nation’s largest single-terminal operation, is adding more ship-to-shore cranes.
Foreign trade zones, located in or near U.S. Customs ports of entry, enable duty-free movement of foreign and domestic merchandise. there are more than 200 U.S. FTZs, each a driver of regional economic growth.
Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns.
Rail cars are now traveling newly installed track linking Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason rail yards, which boosts on-terminal storage capacity by 35 percent.
The division of Hooker Furniture Corporation will open a distribution facility in Liberty County, GA, creating 50 new jobs.
The homemade pasta sauce maker will invest $20 million in a new food processing facility, bringing 250 jobs to Alma, GA.
To meet surging demand for additional longer-term storage space, the GPA will develop 145 acres next to the Port of Savannah.
Among Savannah’s top export commodities, raw cotton, wood pulp, and kaolin clay were the biggest gainers for the first five months of the year.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.
The Georgia Ports Authority is helping importers to get critical equipment and supplies into the hands of frontline health workers.
Preci-Dip will create 100 jobs at its new electronic connector pin manufacturing facility in Bryan County, GA.
The company will invest more than $172 million to create two new manufacturing facilities at the Port Logistics Center in Pooler, GA.
The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the fast-growing Gainesville region.
Whether going on a business trip, exporting cars or utilizing the benefits of an FTZ, you’ll experience firsthand how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection entity lives up to its mission of “enabling legitimate trade and travel.”
Safavieh will invest $60 million in its new 1.1. million square foot Savannah, GA distribution facility.
The Wise Company, Inc. will expand its Hardin County, TN production and warehouse space, adding 74 new jobs.
Georgia’s largest port moved nearly 4 million containers in 2015, an increase of 11.7 percent over the previous year.