South Carolina Ports Authority posting strong numbers in 2020


The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) achieved its highest January ever for 20-foot-equivalent container unit (TEU) volumes and strong year-over-year growth in the cruise, vehicle and inland port sections.

During the first month of the year, S.C. Ports moved 211,020 TEUs across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals and has handled 1.44 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year (FY) 2020. Additionally, SPCA moved 118,943 pier containers in January for a total of 813,599 pier containers in FY 2020.

Cruise passengers totaled 179,792 for an increase of 48 percent year-over-year thus far in FY 2020, with 26,522 cruise passengers in January.

Vehicle volumes grew 32 percent year-over-year with a total of 131,153 vehicles handled thus far in FY 2020, wherein there have been 15,546 vehicles moved at Columbus Street Terminal in January.

There were a total of 105,996 rail moves in the FY 2020, an 18 percent year-over-year growth with Inland Port Greer having 11,552 rail moves in January and 3,237 rail moves for the same month by Inland Port Dillon.

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