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SCPA's Charleston volume soars 10pc

  14.07.2017    

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), whose principal holding is the Port of Charleston, posted a 10 per cent year-on-year increase in container volume in fiscal year 2017 to achieve a record 2.14 million TEU, according to Shipping Gazette.
Highest-ever June volumes of 183,237 TEU gave the SCPA a strong finish to its fiscal year, which runs July through June. The port's previous record was 1.98 million TEU, achieved in FY2006.
"We had a very strong fiscal year, reflective of a capable and hard-working SCPA team and entire maritime community," said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.
"Such growth enables the port to continue to make the necessary investments in equipment and infrastructure to support the big ships being deployed to the east coast today," he said.
As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved a record 104,010 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in June.
The port handled its highest ever pier container volume of 1.21 million boxes during FY2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.13 million boxes in FY2005.
Inland Port Greer rail lifts reached an all-time high in June, with 13,060 lifts last month. The facility finished the fiscal year with a record 121,761 moves, an increase of 33 per cent compared to FY2016.



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