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South Carolina ports up 4pc to a record 199,659 TEU in March

SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority container volume increased four per cent year on year to an all-time high of 199,659 TEU in March.

Year-on-year container throughput is up, with the port handling 1.6 million TEU during the first three quarters of its 2018 fiscal year.

"The record volumes achieved by our port in March reflect seasonally strong volume in all segments combined with the further deployment of big container ships to the US east coast," said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.

"SCPA's significant investment in terminal infrastructure is bearing fruit in terms of operational efficiency."

SCPA moved a record 113,663 containers in March. The port has handled 909,614 pier containers since July, an increase of two per cent year on year.

March also marked a record month for finished vehicles, with 28,391 vehicles moving across the docks of the Columbus Street Terminal. Overall in the non-container cargo segment, the port handled 80,683 breakbulk tons last month.

Inland Port Greer handled 10,612 rail moves in March. The facility's fiscal year-to-date volume is three per cent higher than last year, with 87,360 rail moves since July.

Source: Schednet

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