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USACE NAV/OPS Report
24 March 2020
CHARLESTON HARBOR POST 45:
-Entrance Channel Contract 1: GLDD hopper dredging to resume next hopper season.
-Entrance Channel Contract 2: Hopper dredge ELLIS ISLAND has departed for the season. Hopper dredge TERRAPIN ISLAND mobilized the week of 10 MAR 20 and is dredging new work material in AS 6 and 7.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Wando Welch Terminal (WWT): Norfolk Dredging bucket dredges Atlantic and Virginian dredging new work material in Wando River reaches.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Hugh Leatherman Terminal (HLT): Plans & Specs being finalized. Anticipate solicitation by the mid May 2020.
-Upper Harbor Contract: Plans & Specs expected to be finalized by mid April 2020. Anticipate solicitation by the mid June 2020.
CHARLESTON HARBOR O&M:
-FY19 CHARLESTON HARBOR UPPEER REACHES O&M: Southern Dredging has returned. Shoal 4 Navy Yard Reach complete. Shoal 3 Daniel Island Bend AD survey conducted.
-FY18 AIWW CRITICAL SHOAL DREDGING WINYAH BAY TO CHARLESTON: Goodloe completed Shoal 6 Matthews Cut before being released to Wilmington. Anticipate return of dredges in mid-April 2020 to complete the project.
LeadLine: Intel for Savvy S.C. Port Clients March 2020
Video: COVID-19 Update #2 From SC Ports (March 20,2020)
TEUs, Vehicles, and Inland Ports All Increase
HLT construction on-track for 2021 opening.
S.C. Ports had a record February for both cargo volumes at oceanside terminals and rail moves at inland ports. S.C. Ports moved 197,214 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in February. SCPA has handled nearly 1.64 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year 2020, from July through February, a 4% increase from the same time a year ago. The country's newest container terminal, the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, is on track to open in March 2021.
Volume Increase/HLT On-Track
Near-Port Spec Buildings Offer Ready Now Solutions
More than 7 million square feet of Class A spec buildings near SC Ports.
Spec building has dramatically accelerated near SC Port facilities in Charleston and Greer providing consumer goods importers with ready now solutions. Move-in-ready Class A buildings range from 100,000 sf single-loading facilities to 500,000 sf dual-load crossdocks with expansion capabilities up to 1 million sf. All of these buildings feature connections to high-performance port operations, available labor, a low-cost operating environment, and close proximity to the fast-growing Southeast U.S.
More Information On Spec Building Opportunities
March 19, 2020
As the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues around the world, the health and wellness of all South Carolinians is our top priority.
From an industry perspective, manufacturers are improvising to lessen disruptions to supply chains, staffing and demand. Businesses, big and small, are adjusting their daily operations to follow the most up-to-date recommendations from health officials.
While the full impact of COVID-19 is still unknown, we want to assure the business community that Team South Carolina is here to assist throughout this unprecedented event. In an effort to provide guidance and much-needed tools for our industry, S.C. Commerce has launched the online COVID-19 Business Resource Center.
Team South Carolina has repeatedly proven our ability to overcome adversity in times of crisis and emerge stronger and more united than before. In the weeks and months ahead, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to helping friends, family, neighbors and strangers as we prove once again our state's resiliency.
Secretary of Commerce
S.C. Department of Commerce
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia SC 29201
MSIB 11-20 Novel Coronavirus - Port and Facility Operations.pdf
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SLIDE SHOW COVID-19 3-18-20.pdf
News & Notes March 19, 2020
SC Reports Strong Cargo Volumes in February (Hellenic Shipping)
SC Ports, Inland Terminals Report Record February (Freightwaves)
New Arrivals Bring Savannah’s Crane Fleet to 36 (AJOT)
Container Lines Cancel China Ports Reefer Surcharges (SeaTrade)
For Airlines, Week That Went from Bad to Worse (WSJ)
MSC Send Mega Vessels to Bring Much Needed Empty Containers Back to the US (Loadstar)
Tanker Freight Rates Surge As Crude Price War Takes Hold (WSJ)
Maersk Suspends Crew Changes till April 14th (GCaptain)
Shippers See Lower Bunker Fees (Supply Chain)
US Suspends Truck Driving Limits to Speed Coronavirus Shipments (WSJ)
Transportation Sector at Risk in Extended Coronavirus Outbreak (Progress Rail)
Delta Will Charter for Cargo Market (WSJ)
Grocers Fail to Keep up with Demand as Coronavirus Spreads (WSJ)
How China Kept its Supermarkets Stocked as Coronavirus Raged (WSJ)
Coronavirus: A Lesson in Supply Chain Risk Management (Supply Chain)
CPO’s Expect Coronavirus to Significantly Affect Operations and Revenue (WSJ)
MSIB 7-20 UPDATE Vessel Arrival COVID-19 Reporting - Charleston SC.pdf
MSIB 9-20 Novel Coronavirus Restrictions (Change 2).pdf
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