As U.S. auto sales surge, U.S. Southeast port are shifting into high gear to win that highly profitable roll-on, roll-off cargo.
Port of Charleston
Port of Charleston
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.
15 Jul 2015
The Port of Charleston’s double-digit volume growth is expected to slow to about 5 percent during the coming year but will remain above the U.S. market average, said Jim Newsome, CEO at the South Carolina Ports Authority.
13 Jul 2015
Discount retailer Dollar Tree is building a $104.4 million distribution center in 'upstate' South Carolina, near the Greer Inland Port and the I-85 corridor, expanding its Southeastern logistics footprint.
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.