February 6 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has released December 2016 figures, which reveal growth in ro-ro cargo, with a 12.3 percent increase (7,000 units) in passenger vehicles and heavy equipment handled at Colonel's Island terminal in Brunswick a

According to the port authority, Georgia's deepwater ports moved 63,967 ro-ro units in December and also saw a 12.3 percent year-on-year increase in container volumes.

Executive director, Griff Lynch, explained that several factors led to GPA's growth: "Strategic proximity to major population and manufacturing sites, direct interstate access and the most ocean carrier routes in the US southeast are the competitive advantages drawing customers to our ports."

Total cargo across all terminals reached 31.22 million tons (28.32 million tonnes) in the year just ended.