Georgia Ports Authority Outlines Plans To Resume Shipping Activities

With much of traffic still blocked east of I-95, the Georgia Ports authority is preparing to restore service within the ports. Reading between the lines, it appears container service at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal will resume most quickly. Meanwhile, it will be tomorrow before activity at Brunswick’s facilities can be evaluated by Port Authority officials.

The entire press release is as follows:

The Georgia Ports Authority’s senior team met late this afternoon to review plans for re-opening its facilities in both Savannah and Brunswick. Highlights from that meeting included:
By Noon tomorrow (Sunday, October 9), GPA team members will assemble at the Garden City Container Terminal for clean-up operations.

Power has been re-established to many of the cranes and yard equipment at the container terminal and the information technology system is up and running. Power has begun to be restored to Savannah’s distribution and logistics partners.

The GPA team is working closely with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District, the U.S Coast Guard and the river pilots to re-open the river channel as soon as possible.

The GPA team is coordinating with the local International Longshoremen Association, Customs and Border Protection, the Georgia Environmental Management Authority, Georgia Power and Governor Nathan Deal’s Office to determine the earliest possible date to re-open the Port of Savannah.

In Brunswick, GPA’s management team and contractors will be onsite tomorrow to fully assess impact and develop a work plan.

Additional updates can be found at the Port Authority’s website.

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So… if the port is restarting tomorrow and you’re an evacuated longshoremen or GPA employee, and you are not allowed back into the county east of I95 (at the time of this posting), how do you ‘get” to the port? They just flash their GPA badges at the police and National Guard folks manning the points of entry into Savannah? I have federally issued, nationwide, FEMA approved, SAP (Safety Assessment Program) credentials, yet I am not allowed back yet. How will they work around the dusk to dawn county wide curfew?. Does GPA except the county to be at “Stage… Read more »