Port Traffic Drops Due To Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

The Port of Savannah just reported its busiest February on record, up 17% over February 2019, according to new numbers released Monday. 

 

March will likely be a different story. Officials expect a drop of about 20% compared to last year.

 

Though traffic is down, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch told the Board of Directors there is still plenty for workers to do.

 

"We have had calls from shippers asking us if we could store their cargo because they're shuttering their stores for some number of weeks, and we've told them that of course we're gonna work through that with them," Lynch said.

 

He said layoffs do not look likely, but port workers could get less overtime than they're used to.