Rail News – The Port of Savannah set a freight record in September. For railway professionals
Railway news: Intermodal
The Port of Savannah in Georgia reached its busiest September, with 472,000 20-foot equivalent container units, up 14.5% year-over-year. Total freight reached 3.3 million tons, up 8%.
The Garden City Terminal has seen a steady improvement in the speed of the movement of goods from the dock to the destination, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) officials said in a press release. The port’s truck doors make an average of 70,000 trips per week, counting both imports and exports of goods, while intermodal containers take less than two days to go from unloading a ship to the departing train. .
Partnering with importers for the clearance of long-term containers, the port managed to reduce the number of import containers remaining at the terminal for more than four weeks by 55%, GPA officials said. The average residence time for import containers is now 11 days, while exports are on average seven days.
GPA has also adjusted its container receiving window to provide greater predictability for export customers.
CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway serve the port.