The Port of Savannah is a major U.S. seaport located at Savannah, Georgia. Its extensive facilities for oceangoing vessels line both sides of the Savannah River, approximately 18 miles (29 km) from the Atlantic Ocean.
The Savannah River proudly maintains a 48’ draft for vessel transit at mean low water, with the majority of the terminals guaranteeing a 36’ draft at mean low water alongside at the berth in addition.
The main terminal in Savannah is the Georgia Ports Authority, which also services the port of Brunswick and two interior ports linked to the Gulf of Mexico, Port Bainbridge and Port Columbus. A breakdown of the local terminals and services they provide are as follows:
Georgia Ports Authority (Savannah, GA)
- Handles – container, reefer, break-bulk and ro-ro cargoes
- Terminals – Garden City and Ocean terminals.
Georgia Ports Authority (Brunswick, GA)
- Handles – break-bulk, agri-bulk and ro-ro cargoes
- Terminals – Colonels Island ro-ro facility and the Colonels Island agri-bulk facility
Mayors Point Terminal (Brunswick, GA)
- Handles – wood pulp and liner board
Logistec (Brunswick, GA)
- Handles – break-bulk cargo, salt, feed and fertiliser products.
There are several tanker facilities at Savannah including; Nustar Refineries, Colonial Oil Terminals, Vopak Terminals, Conoco Phillips, Nustar West and the LNG facility Elba Island, which is a major asset to the port. Each handles, but is not limited to vegetable oils, fuel products, caustic soda, Cyclohexane and Asphault.
Inchcape Shipping Services Savannah handles all types of cargo and vessels including; oil, cruise, navy/defence, containers and break bulk and are well versed in, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Crew change & handling
- Spare parts clearance & handling
- Cash delivery & handling
- AMS filing
- ENOA filing / assistance
- Right whale reporting.