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Bigger ships through Panama Canal boost US ports

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Bigger ships arriving through an expanded Panama Canal pushed cargo volumes at Georgia's seaports to record levels in fiscal 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority announced.

The state agency reported that its ports in Savannah and Brunswick handled 33.4 million tons (30.3 million metric tons) of total imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's the ports' greatest tonnage ever and an increase of 8.3 per cent over the previous year.

Source: Associated Press