Port of Savannah Suffers No Damage; Brunswick Still Being Assessed

From The Georgia Ports Authority:

Dear Customers and Valued Stakeholders:

Our hearts go out to the people of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina who are being impacted by Hurricane Irma.

At approximately 2:45 this afternoon the Savannah River crested below our docks at the Garden City Terminal, and we are happy to report no water damage as a result of the storm.

In addition, hurricane straps installed on our empty containers and ship-to-shore cranes prevented any cargo, crane or other infrastructure damage.

Assessment of our other facilities including Brunswick are currently under way.

GPA’s critical workforce will be returning tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to prepare the terminal for cargo operations.

Throughout this evening and tomorrow morning we will be working with our many logistics partners to determine re-opening of the port and river channel. As of now, we expect truck gates to resume operation Wednesday morning.

We would like to thank the excellent leadership of Governor Deal and his emergency management team as well as local responders who have and continue to work tirelessly to keep Georgia’s citizens out of harm’s way.

Please check our website, gaports.com, and text ‘IRMA’ to 888-777 to sign up for updates.

Best Regards,

Griff Lynch
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority

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