Savannah Expansion: Double Rail, Faster Transit

The Port of Savannah’s International Multimodal Connector is a $128 million project that will add 97,000 feet of new track to Garden City Terminal and make it an East Coast gateway for fast rail and e-commerce.  According to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the project is set for completion by 2020, three to four years after the first annoucement by GPA Executive Director, Griff Lynch, back in September of 2016.

The goal of the expansion is to link Savannah’s two rail yards with the port, allowing both CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway to build longer trains at Garden City’s on-dock terminal and increasing rail lift capacity to 1 million containers annually.  This effort sets the tone for market expansion as new services from the Port of Savannah develop well beyond the Southeast.  Currently, Savannah is the first port of call to 10 trans-Pacific services and the last port of call to 12 Asia-bound sailings.

With the addition of new track, CSX and Norfolk Southern will be able to build 10,000-foot trains at the port, compared to the present 2,000-foot train capacity.  By removing the need to stop at an inland container yard for additional density, some routings will find transit times reduced by up to two days. Dwell times will also be cut from 48 to 24 hours.  These efficiencies allow trains to depart for the final destination directly from the port. The GPA anticipates the expansion to reduce Atlanta truck traffic by 50,000 trips annually by extending Savannah’s intermodal reach into Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky.

It’s crucial to stay informed of new routings, capacity, and efficiencies when planning or adapting your supply chain.  Be sure to evaluate multiple port destinations to place inventory where your consumers need them.  With massive distribution capacity, Savannah’s industrial centers are also a strategic advantage worth exploring.

For shippers who haven’t considered Savannah as an East Coast distribution hub, contact me, Sarah Ducker, at Green Worldwide Shipping for an open conversation about the many advantages of this intermidal gateway.

SARAH DUCKER

Sales Executive, Green Worldwide Shipping, LLC.

Cool Cargo: P51 Combat Fighter

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This past December, we helped move a very expensive, and very cool-looking motorcycle from Alabama, United States, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The motorcycle is built entirely of the 6061 aerospace billet aluminum, and, unfortunately, our export team could not take the motorcycle for a test drive prior to it’s departure to Dubai.

Check out more pictures of the P51 Combat Fighter!

For more information on our export division, or to find out more about Green Worldwide, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

Cool Cargo: Heavy Load in Heavy Snow

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Green Worldwide has just moved two Cookers weighing 85,000 pounds (each!) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to a Biogas facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

At 2,950 miles, the move took the loads across nearly the entire width of Canada. The massive cargo was loaded in Rotterdam on two 40’FR and were transloaded to flatbed equipment at Halifax Port. The two units arrived in Lethbridge on December, 3rd after 9 days on the road and under some snow storms.

Check out pictures of the Cookers’ journey!

For more information on large project cargo, or to find out more about Green Worldwide, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

Cool Cargo: Boeing 777 Shipment

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A few weeks ago, our Los Angeles office and our French partner worked together to coordinate a shipment of Boing 777 Landing Gear shipped from Goodyear, Arizona, USA to Paris, France.

This shipment of cargo involved non-stackable oversized crates requiring five full deck positions on a 747. These large parts were collected with two flat bed rigs on Thursday September 29th, tendered to the airline on the 30th, and arrived at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris on October 2nd.

It has been Green Worldwide’s interest to become more involved in handling aerospace commodities and this is a great step in moving forward with this business vertical. We thank everyone involved in this endeavor and look forward to being of more assistance in the future!

Check out a few pictures of the cargo arriving at our LAX nominated warehouse facility.

For more information on large project cargo, or to find out more about Green Worldwide, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

Alaska Cargo Specialists

Green Worldwide recently facilitated the delivery of large shipbuilding materials to the beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska. Our team worked diligently with our Chinese counterpart to ensure every detail was covered from origin to final delivery.

We shipped the freight break bulk to a new (private) cargo terminal in British Columbia and unloaded direct by ship’s gear to our barge alongside the ship in concert with permission from the Canadian authorities. In turn, the barge entered U.S. waters with permission from Homeland Security and delivered direct to the customer’s pier in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Everything went smooth and resulted in a high-level of satisfaction for all respective parties. This is another example of the wide scope of services offered by Green Worldwide and our commitment to ensuring that all shipments are handled in a highly competent manner. 

For more information on our project cargo services, visit www.greenworldwide.com