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March 21, 2018

SC Ports: Record Box Volume through February

© Nataliya Hora / Adobe Stock

© Nataliya Hora / Adobe Stock

South Carolina Ports Authority reported a fiscal year-to-date container volume record of over 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) handled since July. 

 
SCPA moved 168,480 TEUs during the month of February, which drove a fiscal year-over-year container volume increase of 1.07 percent. 
 
"Our container volumes are on track leading into spring, which is generally a strong season for the Port," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
 
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 95,280 pier containers last month for a total of 795,951 containers fiscal year to date. 
 
Inland Port Greer also achieved a fiscal year-to-date record, handling 10,440 rail moves in February. The facility's fiscal year-to-date volumes are nearly 5 percent higher than last year, with 76,748 rail moves handled since July. 
 
In non-containerized cargo, SCPA's Charleston breakbulk facilities handled 67,173 pier tons in February for a total of 476,219 tons since the fiscal year began. Over 22,000 finished vehicles crossed the docks in February, an increase of 1 percent over the same month last year, and 140,275 vehicles have been handled by SCPA fiscal year to date. 
Jim NewsomeSouth Carolina Ports Authority