South Carolina Ports Authority News

Port Authority reports record volume of container units handled

The South Carolina Ports Authority posted a record container volume of nearly 2 million 20-foot equivalent units handled in 2016.

SC Ports Authority moves record volume in November

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.

Senate approves bill that includes deepening Charleston Harbor

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.

SCPA enjoys year-over-year growth in first quarter

The South Carolina Port Authority handled 162,858 20-foot equivalent units in its first quarter of the company’s 2017 fiscal year.

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project clears hurdle in U.S. House of Representatives

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.

Solid figures for SC Ports Authority despite tepid world market

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.

SCPA handles biggest container ship

Leaders with the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recently welcomed the biggest container ship that has ever docked at the Port of Charleston.

SC Ports Authority publishes fiscal year earnings

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recently published its 2016 fiscal year-end operating earnings, amounting to $39 million with revenues reaching $211 million and operating expenses totaling $172 million.

New cranes improve SCPA big-ship readiness

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recently received a delivery of two super post-Panamax cranes from China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to improve the port’s readiness for big ships.

South Carolina port, cargo activity swell in FY 2016

For the fiscal year ending June 30, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced growth in both container volume and breakbulk tonnage at Charleston sites, along with significant cargo volume at its Inland Port in Greer.

Post-Panamax vessel visits Charleston via canal

Welcoming its first Post-Panamax size ship—a vessel of enormous proportions—to Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) greeted the Hannover Bridge’s arrival this week after its passage through a newly expanded Panama Canal.

South Carolina moves to capitalize on Panama Canal expansion to grow shipping

First Charleston-bound large ship to traverse the locks to arrive this week.

Newsome chosen as AgTC's first-ever Person of the Year

South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome was honored recently by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) when the organization chose Newsome as its first-ever Person of the Year.

SCPA issues statement about Wando Welch Terminal

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recently released a statement providing an update about the recent Advanced Gate System (AGS) Implementation at the Wando Welch Terminal.

SCPA board adopts 2017 financial plan

A new financial plan for the year 2017 will see ports in South Carolina register 6 percent pier container growth, $226.1 million in operating revenues, $40.8 million in operating earnings and capital expenditures of $248 million.

Report: SC a big factor in 2015 East Coast ports’ gain on West Coast

Labor disputes likely only accelerated a trend spurred by Panama Canal expansion, expert says.

SCPA to verify container weights at its ports

New regulations will help shippers comply with Safety of Life at Sea rules.

South Carolina Port Authority officials announce upgrades to rail service between Charleston and Charlotte

Rail service between the Port of Charleston, South Carolina and the Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina has been upgraded.

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