South Carolina ports boxes increased 7pc to 217,360 TEU since July
SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority's Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals handled 217,360 TEU in October
SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority's Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals handled 217,360 TEU in October.
Since the start of the new fiscal year in July, the SCPA has moved 855,959 TEU, representing an increase of seven per cent compared to the first four months of FY 2019.
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 122,591 pier containers in October for a total of 484,549 pier containers in fiscal 2020, up seven per cent year on year, it said in a statement.
South Carolina Ports handled 20,986 vehicles at Columbus Street Terminal in October. SCPA has seen a 36 per cent uptick in vehicles coming through the port with 79,238 vehicles moved between July and October.
Breakbulk cargo was also strong in October with 61,305 pier tons handled; breakbulk cargo is up 43 per cent for the current fiscal year with 247,111 pier tons handled since July.
'We have seen strong volumes in early fiscal year 2020 with growth across multiple business segments,' said SCPA chief executive Jim Newsome. 'While we face uncertainty in the global market, we are working to further grow and diversify our cargo base to ensure continued success.'
SCPA's two inland ports consistently attract more cargo and report record growth. Inland port Greer had 11,849 rail moves in October for a total of 54,514 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2020, up 30 per cent year on year.
Inland port Dillon handled 2,484 rail moves in October for a total of 11,151 rail moves since July.