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South Carolina Ports logged record October volume

The ports reported a 10 percent year-over-year increase.
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The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has logged its strongest October on record, handling 184,804 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) for the month.

The volume represented a 10 percent increase from October 2016. The authority observed growth across several segments, with particular strength in export loaded containers, said SCPA President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Newsome in a press release.

"All indicators are that the U.S. port market will continue to grow, based on good performance of the global economy," Newsome said. "We look forward to the addition of container volume from major manufacturing operations such as Volvo Cars, Samsung Electronics and Mercedes vans going into 2018."

SCPA's overall TEU volume is up 5 percent, with 724,799 TEUs handled since the authority's fiscal year began in July.

In addition, SCPA's Inland Port Greer — which is served by Norfolk Southern Railway — achieved its strongest October volume since the facility opened in November 2013. The inland port handled 11,773 rail moves last month.

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