When competition spurs investment, shippers stand to benefit regardless of their port preference. A variety of factors — harbor depths, ocean services, on- and near-dock intermodal facilities, rail lift capacity, and inland reach — will determine where shippers will funnel Asia imports heading to Chicago and the Ohio Valley sweet spot farther east.
South Carolina Ports Authority
13 Jan 2016
Deepening of the Port of Charleston’s 45-foot channel to 52 feet moved a step closer this week when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommended congressional authorization of the project.
07 Jan 2016
South Carolina Ports Authority CEO and President Jim Newsome sat down with JOC.com Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi on the sidelines of JOC.com’s annual Port Performance North America Conference in December to discuss the Port of Charleston’s strong performance in 2015, the port’s future prospects amid slowing global trade, and the steps its taking to handle mega-ships that will soon call at East Coast ports.
07 Jan 2016
South Carolina Ports Authority CEO and President Jim Newsome sat down with JOC.com Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi on the sidelines of JOC.com’s annual Port Performance North America Conference in December to discuss the Port of Charleston’s strong performance in 2015, the port’s future prospects amid slowing global trade, and the steps it's taking to handle mega-ships that will soon call at East Coast ports.
16 Dec 2015
The Port of Charleston’s November volume of full and empty 20-foot-equivalent units rose 6.5 percent year-over-year, reflecting what CEO Jim Newsome said was expected “sustained moderate growth.”
18 Nov 2015
Container volume at the Port of Charleston rose just 3.8 percent in October, reflecting the “more modest growth” the South Carolina Ports Authority forecast now that gridlock on the U.S. West Coast has cleared.
16 Nov 2015
The development of Jasper Ocean Terminal made some headway Monday after the Georgia and South Carolina port authorities agreed to a framework for the long-discussed but still unrealized marine terminal on the states’ shared border.
21 Oct 2015
The Port of Charleston’s September volume of full 20-foot-equivalent units rose 10.1 percent year-over-year, reflecting what South Carolina Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome described as “broad-based strength across all market segments.”
14 Oct 2015
Two financial ratings services have affirmed their debt ratings for the South Carolina Ports Authority, which is preparing to issue $290 million in revenue bonds for container terminal upgrades and other capital projects.
16 Sep 2015
astman Chemical is avoiding hundreds of 300-mile round truck trips a month to the Port of Charleston by loading them at the inland port in Greer, South Carolina.
15 Sep 2015
The head of one of the fastest-growing ports said the days of U.S. ports gateways unwilling or unable to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure to become a top 10 port are limited. Without major investments in deeper harbors, larger terminals, taller cranes and extensive rail and highway infrastructure, ports will literally miss the boat in the era of big ships, said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
14 Sep 2015
The Army Corps of Engineers declared the Port of Charleston's deepening project to be economically and environmentally feasible on Monday, clearing the way to the project to move ahead pending the securing of needed federal and state funding.