Charleston April boxes up 10pc, docks biggest ship - 13,892-TEUer
CONTAINER volume growth through South Carolina ports, principally Charleston, increased 10
CONTAINER volume growth through South Carolina ports, principally Charleston, increased 10.4 per cent year on year for the fiscal year-to-date to nearly two million TEU since July.
Sunday's arrival of the 13,892-TEU YM World marked the largest vessel ever to call at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) terminals.
SCPA moved 204,621 TEU across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in April, a 4.2 per cent increase compared to April 2018 volumes.
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 116,443 pier containers in April for a total of 1.1 million containers fiscal year to date.
'April was strong for SCPA's container business, supporting volumes well above planned levels with only two months remaining in the fiscal year,' said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.