Savannah Harbor Operations and Maintenance


AUTHORIZATION:  Section 101(b) (9) of Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 1999, Division D, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and Section 7003 (1) of Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014.



Allocation for FY 2021          $32,246,000

Allocation for FY 2022


Supplemental Funds (IIJA/BIL) for 2022  $4,150,000

Allocation for FY 2023


President's Budget for FY 2024  $36,213,000

Supplemental Funds (IIJA/BIL)  for 2024 



LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION:  Savannah Harbor is a major deep-water port with 18.5 miles of ocean channel and 21.3 miles of inner harbor channel.  Wideners assist passage of ships through the harbor.  The inner harbor has six turning basins.  Kings Island Turning Basin is the primary turning basin and lies opposite the majority of Georgia Port Authority berths, Garden City Terminal.

ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2023: Funds are being used for commonly performed O&M work. Funds are also being used for specific work activities including dredging, support and repair of ten oxygen generator units, inspection and repairs to nineteen vertical turbine pumps, engineered systems analysis on the DO facilities, and update to O&M manuals.

ACTIVITIES FOR FY 2024:  Funds will be used for commonly performed O&M work. Funds will also be used for specific work activities including dredging and maintenance of dredged material disposal facility.

ACTIVITIES FOR IIJA/BIL FY 2024:   Funds will be used for installing a bathroom and breakroom at each of the two dissolved oxygen injection system sites.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATIONSavannah Harbor is designated as an East Coast strategic port and is the port of embarkation for the 3rd Infantry Division.  Savannah is the third 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.  Savannah 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 4.5M TEUs in 2019.  The port supports over 496,000 jobs, $28.6B in income and $1.7B in taxes annually in GA and over 19,700 jobs, $959M in income and $147M in taxes in SC annually. 

ADMINISTRATION POSITION:  The project is consistent with current Administration policy.

ACTION OFFICER:  Spencer W. Davis, PMP                                24 April 2023