Port of Charleston

Port of Charleston

01 Jul 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved $1.303 million in funding for engineering and design of a project to deepen the port’s 45-foot channel to 52 feet in order to handle larger container ships.
30 Jun 2015
Saturday hours for truck gates at the Port of Charleston will be revised to eliminate the lunchtime closure, the South Carolina Ports Authority said.
25 Jun 2015
The plan to deepen Charleston’s harbor to accommodate the latest and largest container ships calling the U.S. East Coast received a key vote of approval.
20 May 2015
With no clear path to prevent a recurrence of the crippling, nearly yearlong disruption visited upon West Coast ports and, as of this writing, no final ratification of a new contract by West Coast dockworkers, shippers are exercising their right of free choice and walking away.
15 May 2015
Shippers are getting used to longer ocean transit times to the point that only 20 percent of U.S. inbound container freight really needs to be offloaded at the nearest possible port, a leading U.S. port director said.
11 May 2015
Volvo Car Corp.’s plan for a $500 million factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is likely to generate additional automotive cargo for the Port of Charleston, which already is the primary port for BMW’s plant in the state.
15 Apr 2015
The Port of Charleston posted a 6.8 percent year-over-year increase in loaded 20-foot-equivalent-unit containers and a 13.7 percent rise in total loaded and empty TEUs during March.
19 Mar 2015
The announcement last week by carrier alliances that beginning in late March they will deploy three new all-water services from Asia to the East Coast through the Panama Canal was a dagger to the hearts of West Coast ports besieged by congestion and labor problems.
17 Mar 2015
Three carrier alliances are launching Asia-U.S. East Coast services that will increase capacity on the route by 6 percent, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
03 Feb 2015
A long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the Georgia-South Carolina border has made some marked headway after an engineering study found there is room on the Savannah River for a second terminal downstream from the busy Port of Savannah.
03 Feb 2015
Various ports, including Charleston and Savannah, are set to gain from President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request, but his request for overall port funding falls far short of the targets set by legislation he signed just six months ago.