SC Ports breaks container records in January

SC Ports

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) has had a record January for containers handled at the Port of Charleston.

A total of 226,515 TEU passed through the Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal, and Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal in January 2022, up 4.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2021.

So far in fiscal year 2022, the company has handled more than 1.64 million TEU, up almost 15 per cent year-over-year.

This also marked the 11th consecutive month of monthly year-over-year container records.

“The global supply chain continues to see great strain from handling unprecedented amounts of cargo,” said Jim Newsome, CEO of SC Ports.

“With record throughput volumes, we are experiencing a record number of import containers on our terminals awaiting delivery. SC Ports invested strategically in port infrastructure, and we are deploying creative solutions to ensure fluidity for our customers.”

The company processed 117,181 TEU of loaded imports in the month, an increase of nearly 23 per cent compared to January 2021. Retail continues to drive sustained cargo growth while being heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, SC Ports handled an unprecedented amount of cargo, making it its best calendar year in history.

A total of 2.75 million TEU passed through the company’s three terminals. This demonstrated a 19 per cent increase over 2020 and a 13 per cent increase compared to 2019.

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