THE South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has posted a record container volume of 2.2 million TEU handled during the 2018 fiscal year, a three per cent year-on-year increase.
SCPA, which runs Charleston, handled 201,163 TEU in June, the single highest month for container volume in the Port's history and a 10 per cent year-on-year increase.
'June volumes were exceptional, marking the first time our port has handled more than 200,000 TEU in a single month,' said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.
'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 TEU for a compound annual growth rate of seven per cent,' he said.
As measured in pier containers, or the number of boxes that moved across the docks of SCPA's two container terminals, the port handled 115,696 containers in June and a total of 1.25 million containers in FY2018.
SCPA owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. SCPA says it is soon to be home to the deepest harbour on the US east coast at 52 feet.