The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has reported that its 2018 fiscal year ended with the south-eastern US port handling 2.2 million containers, an increase of 3% over 2017’s total.
Its facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer handled 201,163 TEU in June, the single highest month for container volume in the Port’s history, and marks a 10% increase from June of last year.
Commenting on the results, Jim Newsome, SCPA President and CEO, said: “We achieved the three highest months of container volume in the Port’s history in March, May and June.
“As compared to FY2010, SCPA has grown by over 900,000 TEUs for a compound annual growth rate of seven percent.
“Such growth is a significant accomplishment that reflects a broad expansion of the Port’s cargo base, the commitment of our staff and the overall success of our maritime community.”
In the near future, SCPA will also boast the deepest harbour on the US East Coast at 52 feet, which will aid the port as they attempt to deliver speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility for businesses and customers.