Port of Charleston

28 Apr 2016
The Port of Charleston and its CEO James Newsome are emerging as mavericks in the increasingly heated debate over a global container weight rule.
26 Apr 2016
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan waterways bill that could give a boost to efforts to deepen harbors in the U.S. Southeast before the much-anticipated arrival of mega-ships in their waters.
25 Apr 2016
The Port of Charleston says it is in the final stages of tests to see whether the port can provide in-terminal container weighing services for shippers to comply with the new International Maritime Organization container weight rule that goes into effect this July.
20 Apr 2016
Container traffic at the Port of Charleston was up a modest 3.8 percent last month, a fraction of the double-digit jump it saw in February, but still better than the 2 percent slip the port reported in January.
20 Apr 2016
Hot on the heels of a record-setting March for South Carolina’s inland port in Greer, the South Carolina Ports Authority announced Wednesday that it plans to pursue a second inland facility near the North Carolina border.
17 Mar 2016
The Port of Charleston posted a 13 percent year-over-year increase in container volume in February and celebrated the loading of the 2 millionth BMW exported through the port since the German automaker began operations in South Carolina.
10 Mar 2016
Norfolk Southern Railway is enhancing its twice-weekly intermodal rail service connecting the Port of Charleston and Charlotte, North Carolina, to five times a week to meet rising freight demand, the South Carolina Ports Authority announced Thursday.
08 Mar 2016
A strong dollar took a big chunk out of exports at major U.S. gateways in 2015. Most of the U.S. ports that handle more than 50,000 20-foot-equivalent units recorded declines in export volume, according to preliminary data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
03 Mar 2016
The rise in refrigerated cargo shipments is good news for major container ports, including the Port of Charleston. In an interview with Cool Cargoes Editor Lara L. Sowinski, Jim Newsome, president and CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority, shares his perspective on what it takes to accommodate reefer cargo and how the SCPA is positioning itself to capitalize on the future growth of this specialized cargo.
17 Feb 2016
As the industry prepares for the controversial new verified weight rules that go into effect this July, the Port of Charleston is the first U.S. port to say it is willing and game to provide in-terminal weighing services for containers if allowed to do so by the U.S. Coast Guard.
17 Feb 2016
The Port of Charleston’s full-container volume in January slipped 2 percent percent year-over-year, and South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome said volume is expected to remain flat until spring.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.