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Old 01-29-2020, 04:13 AM
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I guess that this is a development that confirms the need for the state's investment in multiple inland ports like the one at Gainesville, as Georgia seaports set a new record for cargo volumes in 2019.

The GPA (Georgia Ports Authority) says that the amount of cargo moving through Georgia's seaports (at Savannah and Brunswick) reached record levels in 2019, in part because of continued growth generated by larger ships moving through the expanded Panama Canal.

The state-operated ports in Savannah and Brunswick handled a total of 38.5 million tons (34.9 million metric tonnes) of imports and exports in calendar 2019, the agency reported. That's an increase of 4.3% compared to last year.

The number of cargo containers, large metal boxes used to ship goods from consumer electronics to frozen chickens, moving across the docks at the Port of Savannah also reached record highs last year. The port handled 4.6 million container units through December, up 5.6% from 2018.
Georgia seaports set new record cargo volumes in 2019 (accessWDUN/Associated Press)

Port of Savannah sets calendar year record (Georgia Ports Authority)
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ATLTJL View Post
Don't know anything about how this stuff works.

Would it work at keeping traffic off the road?

Even with congestion in Atlanta, transporting goods on trucks would be faster and cheaper than intermodal in most cases, no?
The idea is to take rail further before loading up on trucks. Of course I-16 is not very congested. Putting a bunch of trucks in Gainesville only helps for those going north on I-85. Cordele doesn't seem to help much of anything. Its easier to go south on I-95 than ship by train to Cordele and a truck down I-75. East/west roads from Cordele aren't very good.
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