October 9 -Heavy machinery exports from companies like Caterpillar helped Georgia Port Authority's Port of Brunswick to an impressive 47 percent increase in total tonnage for fiscal year 2013 and contributed to a 127,000-tonne increase in breakbulk tonnag

For the second year in a row, the Georgia Ports Authority achieved a record total for auto and machinery units with an 11.7 percent improvement in financial year 2013, moving 636,942 units - an increase of 66,958. Most of that business, or 622,702 units, moved over Colonel's Island Terminal in Brunswick.

"Brunswick has seen phenomenal growth this year as the automobile industry rebounds and sales increase," said Curtis Foltz, GPA's executive director. "As a result, the Port of Brunswick is the third busiest port in the USA for total ro-ro cargo, and the second busiest port for the import of such cargo."