Dublin-Laurens County is located less than 100 miles from the Port of Savannah, the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America. Operated by the Georgia Ports Authority and specializing in breakbulk, containers, RoRo, heavy-lift and project cargo, the port is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Ocean Terminal and Garden City Terminal.

The Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing and fourth-largest port in the nation, with more than 70 percent of the population reachable within a two-day drive.

In fiscal year 2014, the Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, three million 20-foot equivalent containers and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units.

The Port of Savannah Features:

James L. Allgood, Jr.
Georgia Ports Authority Chairman, DLCDA Board Member
  • Nine deepwater berths with 9,693 feet of continuous berthing
  • Two Class 1 Railroads on terminal with on-dock rail and line haul services
  • Immediate access to major interstates I-16 and I-95 with 150-plus trucking options
  • An average single move time of 33.8 minutes and double move time of 55.8 minutes
  • 116 rubber-tired gantry cranes, 27 ship-to-shore cranes
  • More than 4 million square feet of warehouse space available within 30 miles
  • 1.4 million square feet of covered storage
  • 2,016 Reefer Rack Slots
  • Dedicated RoRo facility of 19 paved acres
  • Largest concentration of import distribution centers on the East Coast
  • Balanced trade with 52 percent in exports and 48 percent in imports
  • On-terminal USCBP inspections at the Garden City Terminal
  • Growth for the Future
  • In 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project was authorized to begin construction to deepen the harbor to 47 feet through the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. Completion is expected in early 2018. In addition, the Port of Savannah has planned investments of the next decade of $1.4 billion.

Georgia Ports Authority Economic Impact

The Georgia Ports Authority supports more than 352,000 jobs throughout the state, contributing $18.5 billion in income, $66.9 million in revenue, and $2.5 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy in 2013.

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