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South Carolina Ports box volume up 9pc


The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), with its main port of Charleston, increased year-on-year throughput 8.8 per cent to 2.4 million TEU from July 2018 through June 30, while moving 200,406 TEU across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals last month, according to Shipping Gazette.
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 112,988 pier containers in June for a total of 1.36 million pier containers annually, up 9.1 per cent.
Inland Port Greer, now in its sixth year of operation, reported its busiest fiscal year yet with 143,204 rail moves in fiscal 2019, up nearly 22 per cent from the prior year. Inland Port Greer reported 14,689 rail moves last month.
In its first full year of business, Inland Port Dillon handled around 30,000 rail moves in fiscal 2019.
SCPA's RapidRail programme, which provides a seamless connection between rail yards and marine terminals, saw a record year with more than 330,000 rail moves in fiscal 2019. The port now handles 24 per cent of containerised volumes by intermodal container rail - the highest annual percentage in history.
"Our container business handled a record amount of cargo, our inland ports in Greer and Dillon both had strong growth year on year and our rail come numerous weather challenges," he said.

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