South Carolina Ports Authority News
Completion of a project to improve the Port of Charleston’s infrastructure became closer to reality when President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget allocated $138 to the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which operates the harbor port in Charleston and two inland ports, experienced its highest container volume for February in its history this year, according to a press release issued by the authority March 20. In addition, in the first eight months of this fiscal year growth has reached nearly 12 percent.
The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to post records for shipments and expects December to also be a busy month before an eventual slow down over the next several months due to concerns over U.S tariffs.
As manufacturers ship goods at a record-breaking pace out of South Carolina, one certainty about a protracted trade war is that consumers could end up feeling the most pain, a state Chamber of Commerce official said during a recent interview.
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has announced its 2018-19 Port Ambassadors class, which consists of 25 individuals who will go through the program to learn how to ports operate.
The Port of South Carolina expects to grow much faster than other facilities in the U.S. in the coming years as a number of major developments are completed.
As work continues on a 280-acre container terminal in North Charleston's port, those close to the project are predicting a significant boost to the region's economy.
The South Carolina Ports Authority has approved the expansion of Charleston's cargo port, with the Hugh G. Leatherman Terminal.
Yesterday was a good day for the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it has allocated $17.5 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.
The South Carolina Ports Authority has reported an 8 percent increase in container volume since its fiscal year began in July.
South Carolina Ports Authority experienced record-setting container volume in January, handling 105,000 pier containers and 185,018 20-foot equivalent units during the month.
The South Carolina Ports Authority posted a record container volume of nearly 2 million 20-foot equivalent units handled in 2016.
South Carolina Ports Authority reported its strongest November container volumes on record, handling 175,217 20-foot equivalent units in November, a year-over-year increase of 14 percent.
The U.S. Senate recently passed the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN), which includes Congressional authorization for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.
The South Carolina Port Authority handled 162,858 20-foot equivalent units in its first quarter of the company’s 2017 fiscal year.
Add Teaser herOn Wednesday, House Bill 5303, The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 399-25, moving the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project closer to fruition.
Strong performances in the specialized cargo markets has helped South Carolina’s Ports Authority (SCPA) to post solid financial figures and hold its own in traffic volume despite a tepid world market.