South Carolina

Port of Charleston containerized throughput through May 2014.
20 Jun 2014
The South Carolina Ports Authority’s board of directors has approved a 2015 fiscal year plan that includes expectations of gains in container traffic.
Michelin tire
28 Jan 2014
With global demand for huge earthmoving tires growing 20 percent over the last four years, Michelin needed to expand production at its seven existing earthmoving tire plants around the world. After a global search, it decided to invest $750 million in South Carolina, both to build a new plant, called US-10, in Anderson and expand its existing plant in Lexington.
Port of Charleston
23 Jan 2014
South Carolina’s Port of Charleston handled more than 1.6 million TEUs for the full year of 2013...
09 Jan 2014
Rising shipper demand for returnable or reusable freight packaging is driving expansion at packIQ, which designs and makes industrial packaging.
Port of Charleston
17 Dec 2013
Strong exports at South Carolina’s Port of Charleston drove a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase in container traffic in November.
Maersk Altair. Photo courtesy Maersk Line.
10 Dec 2013
The advent of the P3 Network and the likely expansion of other mega-alliances among the top 20 container lines mean that vessels with capacities of 8,000 to 10,000 20-foot-equivalent units will become the workhorses of the U.S. container trades, according to Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Stack of containers
09 Dec 2013
Container volumes through U.S. ports will increasingly come into balance between imports and exports as U.S. manufacturing — which is often export-focused — accelerates in coming years, said James Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
SCPA's Clean Truck Certification Program will launch in 2014.
04 Nov 2013
The South Carolina Ports Authority will launch a clean truck certification program on Jan. 1, 2014, to reduce port-related air emissions at SCPA’s container terminals.
South Carolina Inland Port in Greer, S.C.
15 Oct 2013
The South Carolina Ports Authority handled 133,011 20-foot-equivalent units in September, partially driving a 3.3 percent increase in container volume in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.
23 Sep 2013
When the South Carolina Ports Authority broke ground for an inland port at Greer, S.C., it implemented a strategy that was based upon securing an anchor tenant and linking that exporter to the Port of Charleston with multi-modal transportation options that include short-haul rail.
17 Sep 2013
The South Carolina Ports Authority handled 144,649 20-foot-equivalent units in August, an increase of 5.6 percent year-over-year and the highest monthly volume since October 2008.

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