Despite the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Georgia Ports Authority set a tonnage record during the last fiscal year. For fiscal year 2020, which ended last month, the ports of Savannah and Brunswick handled an all-time high 37.77 million tons of cargo, up 233,000 tons - or 0.6% - compared to 2019. The record came despite a slight downturn in the number of twenty-foot equivalent container units that moved through the Port of Savannah, a decrease driven by the global pandemic that began taking a toll on commercial shipping in March. On Monday Port Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said cargo volume reductions related to COVID-19 were offset by the strength of our export markets and record volumes earlier in the year.
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