South Carolina Ports Authority News

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.

Charleston Metro Chamber’s Economic Forecast Shows Positive Growth, Big Challenges for the Lowcountry

Big opportunities and significant challenges. That’s the best way to sum up the 2015-2016 Economic Forecast report released today by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Container volumes up for South Carolina Ports Authority

Since the fiscal year began in July, the South Carolina Ports Authority saw a 5 percent increase in container volume, moving 145,092 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in January.

CWIT's 2014 Women of the Year to give port update at organization's first meeting of 2016

Barbara Melvin, Charleston Women in International Trade's (CWIT) 2014 Women of the Year, will be a special guest at CWIT's first meeting of 2016.

Moody's, S&P issue positive financial ratings for South Carolina Ports Authority

Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services recently confirmed the solid financial position of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).

Ports Authority reports jump in container volume

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced Sept. 14 that it saw a 4 percent jump in container volume in August compared to the same period last year.

Public comment deadline for new terminal approaching

Charleston chamber chief sends letter of support for project to Army Corps of Engineers.

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