SC Ports

Newsome’s State of the Port Predicts Decisive Five Years Ahead for SCPA

Sustaining above-market container volume growth, achieving the deepest harbor on the East Coast, investing in infrastructure and expanding its cargo base topped the list of South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) five-year initiatives highlighted today at the State of the Port. SC Port Authority president and CEO Jim…


Export Assistance Grant Awarded to SC DOC

Export initiatives have been a key priority for the state of South Carolina. Now, the The South Carolina Department of Commerce (SCDOC) has access to some additional resources. The SCDOC been awarded a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for…


SC Ports Authority Posts $30.4 Million in Operating Earnings

Today SC Ports Authority reported 2015 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $30.4 million and revenues of $196.8 million, significant increases over the previous year’s financial performance. From July through June, SCPA more than doubled its previous fiscal year’s operating earnings of $14.3 million, while operating revenues increased…


SC Ports Authority Announces Daniel Island Land Transfer

Today the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), Representative Jim Merrill and Senator Larry Grooms announced the completion of a lease agreement granting oversight of a 50-acre land parcel on Daniel Island to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) for public benefit. The 99-year…


State Officials Expect Deeper Port to Enhance Manufacturing Sector

The deepening of the Charleston harbor will do more than establish the port as the deepest on the East Coast, it will send ripple effects throughout South Carolina’s manufacturing community. Once deepening to 52 feet is realized, Jim Newsome, South Carolina Port Authority President and CEO, said…


SC Ports Box Volume Up Nearly 15 Percent

SC Ports Authority handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers fiscal year to date than the same period last year, with total box volume through April climbing to nearly 900,000 containers. SCPA handled 96,166 pier containers in April, compared to 86,505 boxes moved during the same month…


Container Volume Grows 14% at SC Ports

SC Ports Authority sustained double-digit container volume gains in March, reporting 14.3 percent fiscal year to date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the same period last year. In March SCPA handled 171,113 TEUs, an increase of 13.7 percent compared to 150,516 TEUs moved during the…