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About SMT

Savannah Marine Terminal Inc. (SMT) transfers grain and other bulk commodities from CSX and Norfolk Southern railcars or hopper trucks to container trucks which are driven to the port for export.


Savannah Marine Terminal boasts a 40-acre multiplex and is capable of moving hundreds of thousands of tons of bulk material, grain, coil, oil, forest products and heavy-lift commodities per month. With direct access to two major rail companies, Savannah Marine Terminal is able to simultaneously unload a vast number of cars from both CSX and Norfolk Southern each day.


Located just three miles from the Port of Savannah, Savannah Marine Terminal is one of the largest bulk commodity transloaders in the Southeast. Its three warehouses offer 80,000 square feet of storage, in addition to a dry storage facility for economical holding of excess product. Its advanced inventory control systems ensure accurate records and the highest level of product safety.


Established in 2002, Savannah Marine Terminal is run by a team of industry leaders with more than 35 years of experience. The company has a hands-on ownership philosophy, and works closely with its customers, Georgia Port Authority, CSX and Norfolk Southern to continuously improve operations and implement the latest technology. SMT is also environmentally conscious, recycling wood, metal and cardboard byproduct.

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Why We Ship Through the Port of Savannah

  • The Port of Savannah is the fastest growing container port in the U.S.

  • The Port of Savannah is the fourth busiest container terminal and provides the most container ship services in the U.S. Southeast.

Our Mission

Savannah Marine Terminal is a container transloading company that specializes in handling bulk materials, food grade and heavy lift items. Being unique can mean many things but to us it is delivering creative solutions to our clients. We are a cutting edge company that believes in automation but also stands firm on our family owned values and are dedicated to moving your product efficiently at the lowest possible cost.

"At Savannah Marine, we take pride in helping our customers grow their business' while creating long term, mutually beneficial relationships."

- Victor Vanderlugt, President and CEO

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