SC Ports ends the year on a strong note with a record December
SOUTH Carolina Ports handled 209,606 TEU at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in December, up 11
SOUTH Carolina Ports handled 209,606 TEU at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in December, up 11.6 per cent year over year, bringing to a total of more than 1.2 million TEU SC Ports has handled so far in fiscal year 2021, which began July 1.
SC Ports moved 116,685 pier containers - which account for cargo boxes of any size - in December, up 10.3 per cent from a year ago. SC Ports has handled 675,065 pier containers fiscal-year-to-date.
Loaded imports were up 14.4 per cent and loaded exports were up 8.6 per cent, highlighting a strong balance for ocean carriers and a thriving Southeast market.
Vehicle volumes were exceptionally strong in December. SC Ports handled 21,228 vehicles in December, a 29.2 per cent increase from last year and an overall monthly vehicle record for SC Ports. Thus far in fiscal year 2021, SC Ports has moved 135,747 vehicles across the docks at Columbus Street Terminal, which is up 17.42 per cent compared to the same time a year prior.
SC Ports' two rail-served inland ports had a very strong December with a combined total of 16,463 rail moves.
Inland Port Greer reported 13,523 rail moves, a 26 per cent increase year over year and the highest December in history.
Inland Port Dillon reported 2,940 rail moves in December, down 2.9 per cent.
'The pandemic created unprecedented challenges to supply chains around the world,' SC Ports president and CEO Jim Newsome said.
'I am immensely proud of our port employees and all those working in the maritime and logistics community for showing up every day during a pandemic to keep supply chains fluid. Their dedication ensures that food products, medical supplies, manufacturing parts and retail goods are efficiently delivered.'