US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District Website

Value to the Nation: Savannah Harbor

  • Savannah Harbor is designated as a strategic port on the East coast and is the primary port of embarkation for the 3rd Infantry Division.  

  • The Port of Savannah is the fourth busiest container terminal in the nation, the second largest container port on the East Coast, the second busiest harbor for American export tonnage, the largest single container port in North America, and the fastest growing container port in the nation over the last 10+ years.  

  • The port has two Class 1 railroads on terminal (CSX and Norfolk Southern) and is within 6 miles of two interstate highways (I-16 and I-95) with a through-put of 4.6M TEUs in 2019. 
  • The port supports over 439,000 jobs, $25B in income and $2.9B in taxes annually in GA and over 19,700 jobs, $959M in income and $147M in taxes in SC annually. 

Latest   Available   Traffic   Information  (2017)

Commodity

Tons (1,000)

Coal, Petroleum & Petroleum Products

1,594

Chemicals and Related Products

2,616

Crude materials, Inedible Except Fuels

6,768

Primary Manufactured Goods

4,871

Food and Farm Products

4,460

Manufactured Equip, Machinery & Products

7,724

Unknown/not classified

1,043

Total

29,076

 

 

ALLOCATION

FY15

FY16

FY17

FY18

FY19

FY20

Total ($000)

$33,285

$25,135

$43,943

$77,796

$59,836

$49,653