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SC Ports Authority posts record monthly cargo volumes

SC Ports reported an all-time container record for March.
Photo – SC Ports/English Purcell


South Carolina Ports handled the most cargo in its history in March, with the Port of Charleston handling record volumes.

SC Ports reported an all-time container record for March, moving 248,796 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) across the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals, up 34% year over year, SC Port Authority officials said in a press release.

The previous monthly container record was set in August 2019 at 233,110 TEUs. Fiscal-year-to-date (from July 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021), SC Ports have handled 1.86 million TEUs.

In March, the ports also handled 137,855 pier containers — which includes cargo boxes of any size — a 31.3% year-over-year increase. The state ports have handled nearly 1.036 million pier containers so far in fiscal-year 2021.

This month, the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal began operations in North Charleston. The terminal is scheduled to host its first ship on Friday.

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