Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has announced a 10-year $152m investment plan for the port of Brunswick, a multi-terminal facility in the state’s southeast, according to multiple sources.
The investment follows $46.2 in infrastructure improvements already made over the previous 10 years by the GPA, which is the administrative agency overseeing two deepwater seaports (Brunswick and Savannah) and two inland ports (Port Bainbridge and Port Columbus) in the southeastern US state.
Among the biggest improvements will be a fourth berth for Roro cargo at Colonel’s Island Terminal. That project will account for about $40m of the new investment.
Brunswick is the second-busiest port in the nation (behind only Baltimore) for vehicle imports and exports and the fastest growing one to boot. That reflects a boom across the Southeastern US in car sales as well as growth in car exports from manufacturing plants across the region by the likes of Mercedes, Volkswagen and Toyota.
Traditionally Brunswick has played second fiddle to Savannah, the state’s flagship port further north.
As well as cars, Brunswick also handles significant amounts of bulk and breakbulk cargo.