Nissan to learn from funding in providers at Brunswick port


The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which runs Brunswick port, is growing an extra 34 hectares (85 acres) for automobile storage on the Colonel’s Island terminal, and maritime providers supplier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Options (WWS) will add three new buildings to assist automobile processing for Nissan.

“With WWS increasing its presence to make Brunswick a hub port for its auto processing, mixed with new prospects corresponding to Nissan coming onboard, Colonel’s Island Terminal is poised to turn out to be the nation’s premier gateway for automobiles and heavy equipment,” stated GPA Board Chairman Joel Wooten

The extra developments for Nissan come on high of $60m the GPA has authorised for extra buildings, property growth and civil infrastructure to develop ro-ro capability at Colonel’s Island terminal. GPA stated these tasks are along with $186.8min enhancements the board authorised in January and March. A complete of $25.4 million will go to upgrades for GPA widespread areas.

By 2023 GPA can have expanded annual automobile capability on the Colonel’s Island terminal to 1.4m items, the results of a $150m funding. As a part of the growth plans GPA is including 33,445 sq.m (360,000 sq.ft) of latest warehousing, together with the 34 hectares of car storage. GPA has a complete of round 145 hectares permitted for growth. 

Final yr Brunswick port and its neighbour Savannah moved virtually 633,000 automobiles.

The Port of Brunswick additionally lately obtained federal approval so as to add a fourth berth at Colonel’s Island. The undertaking will extra effectively accommodate the bigger vessels with a capability of seven,000-plus automobiles.

“Brunswick is a good match into Nissan’s community, primarily based on its location near our dealerships within the southeastern US, [with] proximity to I-95 for truck haulaway, and rail connections,” stated J.S. Bolton, director of provide chain administration for Nissan.

Nissan additionally strikes automobiles by means of the port of Jacksonville. The carmaker has but to remark whether or not the transfer to Brunswick represents a shift in port for these volumes destined for the south-east or whether or not it can proceed to make use of each.

Learn extra about developments on the port of Brunswick in our most up-to-date assessment of exercise on the North American automobile dealing with ports

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