About the Club

The Propeller Club United States – Port of Savannah is comprised of over 285 individuals representing more than 145 organizations in the Savannah maritime community.


The Propeller Club was conceived in 1922 and organized in 1923 in New York, New York. On November 7th, 1927, the Propeller Club of the United States was formed, with individual member clubs designated as “Ports.” The Port of Savannah, Port No. 23, was organized in February 1933.


The membership comprises a cross section of the marine, maritime, and associated industries throughout the United States and in many cities overseas. “Propeller” in the name refers to the propulsion of ships, and is symbolic of the driving force of the nation’s heavily-maritime-reliant economy.


The membership of the Port of Savannah counts individuals from the following types of organizations as members:


Admiralty Law Firms

Customs Brokers


Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies

Freight Forwarders        

Harbor and River Pilots

Maritime-related Service Providers

Maritime Towing Companies

Motor Carriers

Steamship Lines

Stevedoring Firms

Terminal Operators

Transportation Service Providers

Warehouse Operators


Each month, we gather for luncheons featuring a guest speaker. Annual events include the State of the Port Address co-sponsored by the Georgia Ports Authority, a winter oyster roast, National Maritime Day and Week functions in May, and sending of delegates to the Propeller Club national convention.


We also provide assistance by awarding annual scholarships to students in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation programs and to other college students from the area studying to obtain a degree and seek a career in the Maritime Industry. Check Membership-Scholarships for information and applications.


The Propeller Club, Port of Savannah, is a 501(c) non-profit organization and the IRS form 990EZ is available by appropriate request to: savpropclub@gmail.com

or write us at:
The Propeller Club, Port of Savannah
PO Box 9480
Savannah, GA 31412

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