The Georgia DOT Waterways Program partners with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the navigability of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) and Georgia’s deep water ports in Savannah and Brunswick. These port facilities are operated by the
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).
Jobs supported by deep water ports and inland barge terminals
Acres of dredged material containment areas
The Port of Savannah, the nation’s fastest growing port and fourth largest container
port, handles 80 percent of the ship-borne cargo entering Georgia. Georgia
DOT is the local sponsor for the Savannah Harbor. As local sponsor,
Georgia DOT is responsible for:
Georgia DOT provides technical expertise to support the Savannah Harbor Expansion
Project (SHEP). This project will provide the following benefits:
The expanded harbor will accommodate larger vessels that are the new standard in
Specializing in automobile importing, Brunswick handles nearly all of Georgia’s
remaining shipping traffic. The Georgia Department of Transportation became the
local sponsor for the Brunswick Harbor on April 5, 2002.
As local sponsor, Georgia DOT is responsible for:
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) extends 137 miles through Georgia from
the Florida state line to the South Carolina state line. Georgia DOT provides land
for the 98 upland disposal areas used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain
the waterway in Georgia.
For more information about Georgia DOT's Waterway Program please contact:
Trey Daniell, Assistant Waterways Program Manager600 West Peachtree Street, NWAtlanta, GA 30308(478) email@example.com