South Carolina Ports ends 2019 well, having lifted 2.25 million TEU
SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) experienced steady growth across multiple business segments in 2019, handling 2
SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) experienced steady growth across multiple business segments in 2019, handling 2.25 million TEU.
'We continue to attract cargo with our efficiently run terminals and reliable service,' SCPA president Jim Newsome said.
SCPA saw strong cargo volumes at container, breakbulk and inland terminals in November, handling 184,928 TEU at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals. This brings the total handled in fiscal year 2020, from July through November, to 1.04 million TEU, representing a six per cent increase year on year.
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 104,324 pier containers in November. The port has handled 588,873 pier containers in fiscal year 2020, which is up five per cent from a year ago.
SCPA also handled 63,252 pier tons in November, up 28 per cent year on year. Vehicle imports and exports at Columbus Street Terminal totalled 19,933 last month, a 17 per cent increase from a year ago.
Beyond the oceanside terminals, SC Ports runs two very successful inland ports in the Upstate and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina. The inland ports use overnight rail to move cargo to and from the port of Charleston, giving cargo owners in the southeast and Midwest direct access to the port.
Inland port Greer reported 9,370 rail moves in November, while Inland port Dillon saw 2,410 rail moves last month. Combined, the inland ports handled 11,780 rail moves in November for a total of 77,445 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2020, up 27 per cent year on year.