The South Carolina Ports Authority will extend Sunday hours for truckers through September, one of several initiatives officials believe will help the port navigate the upcoming peak season.
10 May 2022
Retail giant Walmart has opened its newest import distribution center near the Port of Charleston, a move expected to increase the port’s already record cargo volumes.
03 May 2022
Charleston has used several efficiency measures to slash the number of anchored vessels from 27 to five in two months — the lowest count of any major port along the US East Coast.
22 Mar 2022
The South Carolina Ports Authority is no longer giving a timeline on when it will clear more than two dozen anchored vessels, acknowledging it underestimated the complexity of the factors causing the congestion.
23 Feb 2022
The Port of Charleston is not accepting export loads in the Wando Welch Terminal during the morning on Thursday and Friday as it struggles with a shortage of terminal space and faces a backlog of more than 30 vessels anchored outside its harbor
09 Feb 2022
Nearly 20 vessels are anchored outside Charleston, and although progress has been made to address the congestion, it will take until at least mid-March to clear completely.
21 Jan 2022
Port officials are warning that the queue of 15 container ships waiting to berth at Charleston likely will not be cleared for up to six weeks due to a backlog of more than 25,000 containers at the terminal.
05 Jan 2022
Vessels have backed up outside the Port of Charleston for the second time in as many months, but port officials believe they can resolve the issue within two weeks if importers retrieve their containers faster.
20 Dec 2021
The Port of Charleston has almost cleared the backlog of vessels anchored off the harbor through a coordinated effort with labor, truckers, and ocean carriers to increase the flow of boxes through the Wando Welch Terminal.
16 Dec 2021
CSX has been forced to restrict the movement of containers between Memphis and Charleston due to a lack of dray capacity, the latest in a series of congestion-related issues affecting the port in recent weeks.
29 Nov 2021
Eight vessels are now anchored off the Port of Charleston following the brief closure of a berth earlier this month and a stevedore labor shortage over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
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