Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County nearly doubles shipping volume and more business news

Photo by Dave Flessner / The Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County continues to grow as an inland port, but coronavirus is limiting some imports this month.

Appalachian Regional Port boasts new records

The Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Murray County Georgia nearly doubled its shipping volumes in the past couple of months as the Port of Savannah continues to grow into one of the biggest ports on the East Coast of the United States.

The Georgia Port Authority said the inland terminal in Northwest Georgia reported record volumes in August and projects similar results for September. Griff Lynch, executive director for the GPA, said the Port of Savannah is on track to achieve a monthly record for September, expecting to move more than 400,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units this month.

"We frankly didn't anticipate growth for the months of August and September, but we are gratified by the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our employees," said Lynch.