Port of Savannah takes delivery of five RTG cranes
The Port of Savannah on July 1st received five electric rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG). The order brings the current number of RTGs on terminal to 141, the Georgia Port Authority said.
"Garden City already has more RTGs than any other terminal in the country,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “With the increases in our container business, and the massive deliveries from neopanamax vessels, maintaining capacity at least 20 percent over demand keeps the Port of Savannah free of congestion.”
The new eRTGs continue GPA’s transition from diesel- to cleaner, electric-powered container handling equipment.
The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA’s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity. Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container handling facilities in the United States, encompassing more than 1,200 acres and moving millions of tons of containerized cargo annually.
The Georgia Ports Authority manages Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus. As a state authority, a thirteen-member Board of Directors governs the activities of the GPA. The Board is appointed by the Governor, from the state at large, to serve four-year, staggered terms. A Chief Executive Officer, an experienced international transportation professional, implements policy directives, administrative duties and managerial controls. As one of the state’s largest public employers, the GPA directly employs almost 1,000 trained logistics professionals. The GPA, however, is responsible for generating far more employment throughout the state. GPA operations, together with private sector, port-related operations, account for more than 352,146 jobs statewide, $66.9 billion of dollars in revenue, and income exceeding $18.5 billion annually.