Industrial Development and the Port

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 30, 2019 12:44:51 PM

industrial developmentA couple of centuries ago, astute business leaders appreciated the unique qualities of Savannah’s coastal location where the Savannah River separates our historic Georgia city from the southern tip of South Carolina. Founded in 1733, Savannah had already developed into a prosperous Atlantic port city by time of the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy quickly captured this strategic outpost; British troops occupied Savannah until July, 1782.

Today, this diverse community enjoys a thriving tourist industry as one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. It includes a thriving Historic District, a balmy climate (favored with generally mild winter weather), and more than a hundred distinctive neighborhoods. Modern infrastructure elements ensure ready access to transportation, medical, shopping, dining, and educational resources within the local area. Recreational opportunities abound within the immediate vicinity. With its pleasant quality of life and outstanding communications and shipping facilities, this charming urban center is much more than a tourist destination, and is becoming home to a growing number of industrial and manufacturing ventures.

Growing Industrial Development 

Perhaps not surprisingly, the  Port of Savannah has enjoyed remarkable growth during the past decade. Today, it ranks as the fourth largest facility for container shipments in the nation.

The Georgia Ports Authority administers the vast Garden City Terminal along the banks of the Savannah River. Its sheltered inland location offers greater security against tropical storm systems than many other coastal sites can provide. Two premier Class 1 railroads accommodate commercial customers at the Port- CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway.

The Port of Savannah Provides Key Logistical Advantages

Business leaders appreciate the strategic significance of the Port of Savannah as a center for cost-effective Atlantic shipping. It permits seamless access to essential maritime, aviation, rail, and highway resources, making it a location of interest to both international and domestic freight transportation companies. As populations of sun belt states continue to expand, this logistics hub offers vital access to important consumer markets in the southeastern United States.

Strong evidence suggests numerous businesses appreciate this fact. Currently, the Savannah Area has experienced a steep surge of interest in industrial real estate and by early 2019, some real estate analysts forecast up to 60 million square feet of industrial space in sites proximate to Savannah area and port facilities.

Grow with us! 

Port City Logistics is grateful to be in a prime position to participate in Savannah’s growth! We’re ready to provide efficient freight handling services to business enterprises relocating into this vibrant market during coming months and years. We’re aware of the trends in logistics in the near future and we already offer real time warehouse management systems giving customers the ability to track their inventory on a 24/7 basis. We've also acquired over 2,000,000 square feet of secure warehouse space.

We offer shipping resources like regional trucking services, sophisticated distribution capabilities, safe and reliable short term (and long term) storage services, drayage services, and customized re-packing and shipping assistance.

Contact us to obtain dependable logistical consultation, management, transportation, shipping and distribution services. We offer assistance at a local, national and international level. We look forward to speaking with you about the many ways our firm can help your enterprise prosper in the Savannah marketplace. 

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