SC Ports sees volume recovery in April


South Carolina (SC) Ports has reported an increase in its container throughput for April, handling 214,101 TEU.

Retail importers and advanced manufacturers are investing billions to establish and expand operations in South Carolina, according to SC Ports.

While volumes are down 19 per cent year-on-year as consumers continue to buy fewer goods compared to last year’s massive import boom, volumes trended up 11 per cent month-over-month.

READ: SC Ports suffers 11 per cent monthly container dip

Thus far in the fiscal year 2023, SC Ports and the maritime community handled 2.18 million TEU.

Fiscal year volumes are down about 9 per cent from the same time a year prior.

The group’s two rail-served inland ports in Greer and Dillon handled a combined 17,177 rail moves in April, up nearly 15 per cent year-over-year, with Dillon achieving a record April with 3,752 rail moves.

SC Ports experienced a record 2022 with the most containers ever handled at the Port of Charleston, recording a container throughput of 2.8 million TEU.

“We have invested in port capacity to ensure South Carolina remains competitive,” SC Ports President and CEO, Barbara Melvin, said.

“Strategically investing in port infrastructure and operations supports economic growth and jobs throughout the state.

“To support future growth, we are actively investing to increase our rail competitiveness by building a near-port intermodal hub that will further enhance fluidity for our customers,” Melvin added.

This announcement comes several months after SC Ports celebrated the rail expansion at Inland Port Greer to support the supply chains of port-dependent businesses in the Upstate.

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