At Georgia Ports, more than 36,000 TEUs of frozen poultry were shipped during the first half of 2011, an increase of 11% from the 2010's 32,400 TEUs, according to reports. Poultry is the Savannah port's fourth-largest export, behind wood pulp, paper/paperboard and fabric.

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According to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, shipments to Russia, Hong Kong, Georgia the country, Angola, the Congo and Cuba are leading the growth, while exports to Mexico, Canada, China, Vietnam and Singapore have increased. Overall, from January through July, U.S. poultry exports reached 2.1 million metric tons, valued at $2.6 billion — up 5.7% and 14.1%, respectively, over the same period in 2010.