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Ports in Georgia and South Carolina on way to reopening after Irma

With most of Florida’s ports on the way to restoring full operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, ports in the less severely hit states of Georgia and South Carolina are also feeling their way back.

In Georgia, the Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Brunswick Terminal, was without power and road access was restricted.

Gate operations there can only resume when the electricity is back on and the roads cleared.

But it was a better outlook for Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, which avoided any water damage from Irma and was back to normal operations by Wednesday.

The Port of Charleston, South Carolina escaped Irma relatively unharmed.

By Thursday it was able to welcome CMA CGM’s 15,000 teu container ship Theodore Roosevelt, which last month became the largest vessel to transit the expanded Panama Canal and has been breaking records each time it docks at east coast ports (Norfolk, Virginia and New York/New Jersey so far).

It was 13 days behind schedule.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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