Port of Brunswick
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The Port of Brunswick is one of the nation's most productive ports on the Atlantic coast. The shrimping industry is still important economically; the city was once called The Shrimp Capital of the World due to the plentiful wild shrimp harvested in its local waters.
Imported products include wood pulp, paper products, wheat, soybeans, and heavy machinery. Brunswick is the primary U.S. port of automobile imports for manufacturers Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mitsubishi and Volvo.
Ford, GM and Mercedes export vehicles through Port of Brunswick. Other exports include agricultural products such as barley malt, corn and oats; other bulk cargo includes cement, gypsum, limestone, perlite, salt and sand.
During the American Civil War, the city prospered.
During the war years, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet in Brunswick was begun.
- International Auto Processing website
- The Brunswick Experience website: Port of Brunswick
- New Georgia Encyclopedia-The Port of Brunswick
- Importance of Brunswick's Port
- Georgia Ports Authority website
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