Global trade through the port of Savannah, as tallied by the number of imported and exported steel containers, has grown 17 percent so far this year, the Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.
If current trends persist, not a certainty given China’s slowing economy and a resurgence in West Coast traffic, Savannah is on track for another banner year.
In 2014, the state’s container port moved 3.3 million containers. Through August of this year, Savannah moved 2.6 million TEUs, or twenty-foot-equivalent units, the industry’s standard container measurement.
In August alone, the port handled 315,000 TEUs, up 4 percent over last year.