Ships are backed up in the harbor waiting to unload, but the worst of the jam happens onshore. Ports’ officials recently estimated that 80,000 containers were stacked up at the Savannah facility. That’s roughly 60% more than before the pandemic.
The Port of Savannah has added nearly 400 workers in the past year, expanding its workforce to about 1,520, and is already working around the clock. The authority also has other massive projects underway that will add to the port’s overall capacity.