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THE IMPACT OF TRUCKINGNEAR THE PORT OF SAVANNAH

THE IMPACT OF TRUCKING NEAR THE PORT OF SAVANNAH

ABOUT THE PORT OF SAVANNAH

  • Fourth-busiest port in the country
  • Largest single-terminal facility of its kind in North America
  • Fastest-growing port in the country
  • Operated by Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)
  • GPA moved 33.4 million tons of cargo, 3.8 million 20-foot equivalent containers and more than 600,000 auto and machinery units in 2017

How many trucks go in and out of the port each day?

10,000 truck moves per day in 2017

Where are these trucks primarily going

  • Chicago
  • Memphis
  • Other stops in the Midwest

What are they transporting?

  • Breakbulk
  • Containers
  • Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo)
  • Heavy-lift and project cargo
 

What is being done to reduce congestion in this area?

Building $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal for rail lines

Opening Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Hall County

GDOT built Jimmy Deloach Parkway to take trucks from the port to I-95

Truck Accidents In and Near the Port

Fatal accidents are so common on
I-16, it’s been nicknamed “Devil’s Highway”