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Accidents in Georgia Ports & Locations

Georgia’s ports are at the center of the Peach State’s commercial activity. According to the Georgia Port Authority (GPA), port-related operations provide more than 440,000 jobs statewide and generate more than $100 billion in revenue annually. This includes revenue from cargo, fishing, shrimping, and other commercial operations, as well as revenue from cruise lines and passengers departing from and visiting the Port of Savannah as a port of call.

The 5 Major Ports in Georgia

The GPA operates five major ports on Georgia’s coastal and inland waterways. These ports serve numerous cruise lines and cargo lines, as well as many smaller maritime operations. Georgia’s five major ports are located in the following areas:

  • Bainbridge – The Bainbridge port is located on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, also known as the Tri-Rivers System. It primarily handles dry bulk cargo and routinely sees traffic from container ships, barges and other commercial vessels.
  • Brunswick – The Port of Brunswick is Georgia’s second-largest port. It is most well-known for handling automotive cargo, with automakers around the world sending cargo ships to Brunswick to offload vehicles for sale across the United States. Its Colonel’s Island Terminal and Mayor’s Point Terminal are both extremely busy, and with easy access to I-95, it is a prime destination for shipping companies in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Chatsworth – The GPA’s Port Chatsworth is another inland port that sees a high volume of commercial traffic. Like workers at other locations, workers here face various risks, from the risk of being struck by a container to the risk of suffering serious slip-and-fall injuries.
  • Columbus – Located on the Chattahoochee River, Port Columbus is located in close proximity to the National Civil War Naval Museum. This port is dedicated to handling liquid bulk cargo and sees a high volume of traffic from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Savannah – Georgia’s largest port is the Port of Savannah. With its central East Coast location, the Port of Savannah is quickly growing into one of the busiest and most important ports in the entire country. Cargo and cruise ships pass through the Port of Savannah daily, bringing cargo and visitors from around the world to this historic city on the water.

Lawyers for Cruise Passengers and Maritime Workers in GA

Unfortunately, while cruise ships, cargo ships, and other vessels play an important role in Georgia’s economy, they present many health and safety risks as well. As a result, accidents are common. At Brais Law Firm, we represent individuals and families who have been affected by maritime accidents on Georgia’s coastal and inland waterways, at GPA ports, and in the Atlantic Ocean.

Cruise passengers who live in and visit Georgia have clear rights under U.S. maritime law. We help individuals and families pursue claims for all types of cruise ship accidents and injuries. Crewmembers onboard cruise ships, cargo ships, and other vessels have clear legal rights as well, and we handle maritime injury claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and other applicable laws.

Speak with a Maritime Lawyer About Your Legal Rights for Free

If you have been injured in a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident in Georgia—or if you are a Georgia resident who has been injured in an accident offshore—Brais Law Firm can help you assert your legal rights. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call 800-499-0551 or contact us online today. 

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