On the Waterfront: Growth Continues at South Carolina Ports
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Despite a sluggish world economy, growth continues at South Carolina’s ports.
The South Carolina Ports Authority announced Wednesday that container volume increased 1.2 percent last month over July of 2015. The equivalent of 1.9 million 20-foot-foot steel shipping containers crossed the docks in the Charleston area.
Because steel shipping containers come in different sizes, volume is generally reported in how many 20-foot containers the cargo would fill.
July was also a record for the month in terms of total number of containers moved.
The authority moved 100,300 containers. That’s almost 400 more than the number the terminals handled back in July of 2005.