The Covid-19 pandemic dragged infrastructure issues directly into the spotlight, one of them being the dire need for capacity expansion at ports; An issue that was exacerbated by equipment shortages, labor shortages, and various supply chain disruptions. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has unveiled a plan to increase container capacity at the Port of Savannah by 60%, which would mean 6 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) would turn into 9.5 million TEUs by 2025. This increase comes as a direct result of operators and customers seeking port alternatives as a way to avoid delays caused by port congestion on the West Coast. Various projects are currently underway in order to make this goal attainable, port officials have reported, including terminal storage increasing at several facilities under the direction of the Georgia Ports Authority. An article published by FreightWaves reports on the three-year plan for container storage increase.
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