Savannah Port Terminal Railroad Broadens Agreement With Georgia Ports to Include Mason Mega Rail Terminal

Genesee & Wyoming in April 2021 announced its subsidiary Savannah Port Terminal Railroad has broadened its long-term rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority to include GPA’s new Mason Mega Rail Terminal. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)

The Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT) has broadened its rail services agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to include GPA’s new Mason Mega Rail Terminal.

The new agreement comes as rail container capacity at the port, already the country’s largest and fastest-growing container terminal, is expected to double to two million TEUs per year with the completion of the Mason Mega Rail project later this year.

“We are confident in the ability of Genesee & Wyoming’s SAPT railroad to consistently provide the safe, efficient rail services needed to match our growth trajectory,” GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch said in a news release. “With the near completion of Garden City Terminal’s Mason Mega Rail project, intermodal trade via the Port of Savannah is expected to play an increasing role in our business.”

SAPT is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, which founded the railroad in 1998. SAPT provides the Port of Savannah’s rail intermodal and merchandize service, railcar switching and yardmaster services, and interchange with CSX and Norfolk Southern, as well as track inspection and maintenance.

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