- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Port of Savannah is reporting its busiest December ever thanks to a 12 percent jump in containerized cargo volume.

The Georgia Ports Authority said in a news release Monday that Savannah handled 292,172 container units of exports and imports last month - an increase of 32,099 units from the previous December and a record volume for the port during the final month of the year.

Officials said the ports saw a similar increase in vehicles and heavy equipment being shipped through its terminals at the Port of Brunswick and in Savannah. The ports handled a total of 63,967 such units in December, up 7,000 from the same month last year.

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