Strongest April on record for container cargo in South Carolina

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced its strongest April container volumes on record, with 189,315 twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs) handled last month.

Nearly 1.8 million TEUs have moved across the docks of SCPA’s two container terminals since the 2017 fiscal year began last July, pushing fiscal year-to-date volume 10.2 percent higher than the same period last year.

As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved 107,340 containers in April. The Port has handled 1 million containers since July, a growth of 10.3 percent over the same fiscal period last year.

Fiscal year-to-date tonnage of non containerized cargo in Charleston reached 689,220 tons in April, with 54,426 breakbulk tons moved last month. SCPA’s breakbulk business segment is 6.3 percent ahead of planned fiscal year volumes through April.

Source: South Carolina Ports Authority

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