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  • Writer's pictureStephen Fodor

South Carolina Ports continues riding volume wave

January 13, 2021

(American Shipper) The South Carolina Ports Authority said “impressive volumes” helped it end 2020 with its strongest December on record.

South Carolina Ports handled 209,606 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in December, a 11.6% year-over-year increase.

Loaded imports were up 14.4% year-over-year and loaded exports increased 8.6%, “highlighting a strong balance for ocean carriers and a thriving Southeast market,” the SCPA said in Monday’s announcement.

South Carolina Ports continued riding a volume wave following a November-best figure of 207,066 TEUs moved.

The SCPA said vehicle volumes were “exceptionally strong” in December, up 29.2% year-over-year to a monthly record of 21,228 vehicles handled. In fiscal year 2021, from July 1 to Dec. 31, South Carolina Ports moved 135,747 vehicles across the docks at the Columbus Street Terminal, a 17.42% hike compared to the same period last year.

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