South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) has processed 234,688 TEU at its terminals in August 2021, setting a record for the month.
Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal and Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal saw an increase in TEU volumes by 12% year-over-year.
Fiscal-year-to-date, SC Ports has handled 479,509 TEU, up 24% from the same time a year ago.
The US continues to see record import volumes as consumers spend more on retail goods than services during the pandemic.
SC Ports handled 114,671 import containers in August, up 18% year-over-year.
SC Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome commented, “Shippers and retailers can rely on SC Ports’ efficient operations, cargo capacity and berth availability to keep goods moving through the Southeast supply chain.
“The global supply chain is however under tremendous stress due to disruptions from the pandemic. The slowdown in cargo velocity that we are currently experiencing due to a number of supply chain constraints is concerning as we head into the peak season this fall.”
Inland port activity remained steady in August, with 11,902 rail lifts reported at Inland Port Greer and 2,635 rail moves handled at Inland Port Dillon.