28-09-2017

South Carolina ports handle a total of 177,728 TEU in August

CONTAINER throughput recorded by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) totalled 177,728 TEU in August.

In the fiscal year to date, SCPA's container volume is ahead of the same period in 2016 with 360,139 TEU handled in July and August, according to SCPA data.

As measured in pier containers, or total box volume, the port handled 100,427 containers in August. A total of 204,000 pier containers moved across the docks of the Wando Welch and North Charleston terminals in July and August.

"Fall is a traditionally strong season for the port, and we look for year-over-year volumes to increase in September and October compared to moderate growth in August," said SCPA president and CEO, Jim Newsome.

In non-containerised cargo, SCPA handled 45,615 pier tonnes in August. Charleston moved 88,035 tonnes of breakbulk cargo in the fiscal year to date.

Inland Port Greer handled 12,742 rail moves in August. The facility is 18 per cent ahead of last fiscal year's volumes, with 19,753 rail moves handled over July and August.

Source: Schednet

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