Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:06 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A planned expansion will allow the Port of Brunswick to accommodate additional ships carrying automobiles and machinery. The Brunswick News reports that the Georgia Ports Authority has received a federal permit to add a fourth berth for cargo ships to dock at its Colonel's Island Terminal. Brunswick has become one of the busiest U.S. seaports for automobile imports and exports. While trade in autos and machinery declined 4% last year at the Brunswick port, business came roaring back in early 2021. Port officials say Brunswick handled 8.6% more autos and machinery in January and February than in the same two-month period a year ago.