US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

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 3.7M TEUs in 2015.  

  • The port supports over 352,000 jobs, $18.5B in income and $2.5B in taxes annually in SC and over 19,700 jobs, $959M in income and $147M in taxes in GA annually.  Georgia's 20-year master planned landside port infrastructure investments total $1.5B

     

Latest   Available   Traffic   Information  (2017)

Commodity

Tons (1,000)

Coal, Petroleum & Petroleum Products

1,775

Chemicals and Related Products

3,361

Crude materials, Inedible Except Fuels

8,910

Primary Manufactured Goods

5,609

Food and Farm Products

6,000

Manufactured Equip, Machinery & Products

9,576

Unknown/not classified

1,210

Total

36,441

 

 

PBUD

FY14

FY15

FY16

FY17

FY18

FY19

FY20

Total ($000)

$24,881

$16,255

$16,647

$28,231

$66,508

$33,373

$28,640