Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Shipping in the Port of Savannah
Hapag- Lloyd Flag • Maersk-Sealand Flag • NYK Lines Flag
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A variety of ships travel the Savannah River. In addition to private boats and stern-wheelers, container vessels from a number of shipping lines including Maersk- Sealand, NYK and Hapag-Lloyd, transport cargo to and from terminals.
Tugs Assist with Navigation and Docking
Tugs play a critical role in the maritime commerce of Savannah. Without their meticulous guidence, large ships could not maneuver in the tight bends and turning basins of the Savannah River.
Downriver below Savannah, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers can be seen with their distinctive half globes aligned on deck.
Inbound and outbound
Cranes at the Port of Savannah
Port of Savannah exports include forestry and solid wood goods, steel, automobiles and industrial equipment. Today, these items are shipped from terminals controlled by the Georgia Ports Authority in conjunction with nearby private distribution centers owned by Target, IKEA, Heineken, Home Depot, Pier One, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Dollar Tree and Best Buy. A complex network of rail lines and direct access to the interstate supports the terminals. The port generates over 286,000 jobs and $6.3 billion in annual revenue.
Roll on-Roll off
In addition to container ships, the port is equipped to handle RoRo ( Roll on-Roll off ) vessels that transport motor vehicles.
Erected 2009 by U.S. Dept. Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration,Georgia Dept. of Transportation. (Marker Number 9.)
Location. 32° 4.854′ N, 81° 5.233′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East River Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. near Lincoln St. Ramp, Riverside. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Savannah's Wharves (a few steps from this marker); Christmas in Savannah 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Marine Korean War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Georgia Hussars (about 300 feet away); Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia (about 300 feet away); Savannah's Cobblestones (about 400 feet away); Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation (about 400 feet away); Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . . Port of Savannah and History. (Submitted on May 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,431 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.