Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) has bought Liberty Terminals, which provides breakbulk and bulk stevedore services at the ports of Savannah and Charleston in the US. Liberty Terminals will now operate as Seaonus Stevedoring-Savannah.
DPH is the holding parent company for Seaonus, which provides stevedoring and warehousing services. It also owns Portus, the container and heavy lift cargo terminal operator.
“We are excited to work with the current staff,” said James Dillman, DPH's CEO. “Liberty’s customers will continue to receive the same high-quality service and dependability to which they are accustomed, but begin enjoying the depth and experience of the entire DPH team.”
Liberty Terminals has occupied around 10 hectares on a private terminal in Savannah for the past 20 years. The facility includes a 13,378 sq.m warehouse and off-dock laydown areas serviced by CSX Rail.
In addition to Savannah, Liberty’s facility at the port of Charleston occupies 70 sq.m of berth space at Pier Juliet. Open and covered storage is available and rail services are provided by CSX and Norfolk Southern.
DPH’s executive group has already begun meeting customers, business partners and stakeholders to effect the transition.