Partnering with the Port

Carroll Daniel Construction has partnered with the Georgia Ports Authority on a multi-building project consisting of over 500,000 SF of new construction to improve the Colonel’s Island Terminal. As a design-build project, our in-house architectural team designed machinery, fumigation, and rubber storage warehouses fit to serve the needs of the port. An additional administration office building, 2-story fleet maintenance facility, guard house, break room building, and receiving and distribution center were also constructed in this expansion.

10 Buildings
# 1 Terminal for New Auto Imports
500,000+ SF of New Construction

America’s Auto Port – Expanding Operations for One of the Busiest Ports in the Nation

Colonel’s Island Terminal, located in Georgia’s Port of Brunswick, ranks as one of the largest auto facilities in the United States. The terminal is a dedicated Roll-on, Roll-off (Ro/Ro) facility and is the second busiest port in the U.S. for total Ro/Ro cargo and Ro/Ro imports. The facility is owned and operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, operating 24-hours, 7 days-a-week to ensure the flow of cargo to markets across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond. An hour away from Savannah, the expansion of Colonel’s Island Terminal allows for increased growth, not only in Brunswick, but also the Port of Savannah.

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Emphasizing Safety in a Dynamic Working Environment

As one of the nation’s busiest auto facilities, Colonel’s Island Terminal presented some unique features. The North portion of the site required a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) level of clearance. The Carroll Daniel project team partnered with the Georgia Ports Authority and worked closely with local trade partners to ensure maximum security of the site and adhere to all U.S. maritime codes. Scheduling and proper planning by the project team were paramount in getting clearance submitted and approved. Working in close proximity to existing chemical plants and manufacturing warehouses at the port, safety was at the forefront of every step of the project. The team conducted regular safety stand downs to reinforce the importance of safety and security on site.

We’re expanding berth and terminal capacity at both Colonel’s Island and Mayor’s Point so that we are ready to take on additional trade. The investments we are making will lay the groundwork for job growth and new opportunity in the Brunswick region.
Griff Lynch
Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

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