The Georgia Ports Authority said it had record cargo volumes in May.
The agency said 290,436 TEU moved through Savannah, 11-percent more when compared to May 2013. Breakbulk volumes were 266,734 tons, also an 11-percent gain over May 2013. Automobiles and other ro/ro cargo such as machinery volumes were up 7 percent to 64,097 units.
Total tonnage for May was up 10.5 percent, or 251,000 tons, to reach 2.63 million tons, also a new GPA record for monthly volume.
Meanwhile, the authority's board of directors today elected James A. Walters of Gainesville, the current vice chairman, to serve as its new chairman. Walters was appointed to the GPA board by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012.