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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:57 AM | Anonymous

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    SC Ports reports strong cargo volumes in February

    SC Ports saw record cargo volumes in February. (Photo/S.C. Ports Authority)

    CHARLESTON, SC – March 9, 2020 – S.C. Ports Authority saw steady container volumes in early 2020 and recorded the highest February ever for both cargo volumes 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.

     

    As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 110,927 pier containers in February. The Port has handled 924,526 pier containers in fiscal year 2020.

     

    Loaded export TEUs were up nearly 20% and loaded import TEUs were up about 14% over last February, both of which are record levels for that month.

     

    Vehicle volumes are up 26% year-over-year with a total of 149,340 vehicles handled thus far in fiscal year 2020. The Port moved 18,156 vehicles at Columbus Street Terminal in February.

     

    S.C. Ports handled 468,319 pier tons of breakbulk in fiscal year 2020, up 22% year-over-year. The Port has handled 206,050 cruise passengers thus far in fiscal year 2020.

     

    S.C. Ports’ two rail-served inland terminals both saw record activity in February. Inland Port Greer, located in the Upstate, reported 13,749 rail moves in February for a total of 99,920 rail moves in fiscal year 2020, up nearly 18% year-over-year. Inland Port Dillon, located in the Pee Dee, reported 3,068 rail moves in February for a total of 22,893 rail moves in fiscal year 2020, up 22%.

     

    “S.C. Ports maintained strong volumes across multiple business segments in early 2020, with record volumes handled at our bustling terminals in February,” S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome said. “These volumes are bright spots amid much uncertainty in the global market. While we do expect our volumes will be down in March and April due to impacts from the coronavirus, we anticipate a rebound in May and June to finish the year above plan.”

     

    S.C. Ports continues to prepare for growing cargo volumes and larger vessels calling on the Port of Charleston. The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is on track to achieve a 52-foot depth in 2021.

    Work is also progressing on the first phase of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, set to open in March 2021. The terminal recently reached a major milestone when the last pile was driven into the new 1,400-foot-wharf, readying it for Neo-Panamax vessels.

     

    “We remain focused on executing our vital infrastructure projects, including deepening our harbor and building a new container terminal, to handle mega container ships carrying cargo to support the booming Southeast market,” Newsome said.

    About South Carolina Ports Authority

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), established by the state's General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion annual economic activity. SCPA is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet, and the Port is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. For more information on SCPA, please visit www.scspa.com.

    Media Contact:

    BROADCAST MEDIA INQUIRIES:

    Kelsi Brewer

    Manager, Public and Community Relations

    SC Ports Authority

    843-577-8676

    kbrewer@scspa.com

    PRINT MEDIA INQUIRIES:

    Liz Crumley

    Manager, Corporate Communications

    SC Ports Authority

    843-577-8121

    lcrumley@scspa.com

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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    Please see link below for full details

    Port Notice FY2020 - 003.pdf


  • Monday, March 02, 2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    Marine Safety Information Bulletin

    NAVAL PROTECTION ZONE

    HAZARDOUS CONDITION-EXPLOSIVE OPERATIONS AT

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON WHARF ALPHA

    Cooper River, North Charleston, SC

    Joint Base Charleston will be conducting explosive operations at Wharf Alpha on the Cooper River north of Goose Creek from March 9 to March 15, 2020. Mariners are advised a Naval Vessel Protection Zone exists around all U.S. Naval Vessels greater than 100 feet in length. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area.

    This MSIB can be viewed at:  https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston

     For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, contact on scene security assets via VHF-FM Channel 16, Joint Base Port Operations (843) 794-7746, Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184, or the Sector’s 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.


    U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 6-20

    Sector Charleston Date: Mar 2, 2020

    Waterways Management Division

    196 Tradd Street

    Charleston, SC 29401

    E-Mail: D07-PF-SECTORCHASN-WWM@uscg.mil



  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK INCORPORATED 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    SPONSOR/MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

    Charleston Motor Carriers Association                                                  Custom Brokers & Freight Forwarders Assn of Charleston Maritime Association of South Carolina                  Charleston Port & Seafarers’ Society

       Propeller Club of the United States                                                       South Carolina Stevedores Association

       Neal Brothers Export Packers

    NTW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: To provide financial assistance to NTW affiliated members or individuals pursuing a degree in transportation/logistics/supply chain management. Up to ten scholarships ($1,000 to

    $5,000) will be awarded.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior, graduating in 2020, or an undergraduate student enrolled/enrolling at an accredited college.

    APPLICANT’S AFFILIATION CRITERIA: ** (Circle appropriate category) **

    • 1.     YOU ARE A STUDENT MAJORING IN TRANSPORTATION/LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    • 2.     YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A NTW ORGANIZATION (Name of organization)  
    • 3.     YOU ARE A DEPENDENT OF A NTW MEMBER (Name of organization)  
    • 4.     BE SPONSORED BY A NTW MEMBER (REQUIRES SPONSOR LETTER WITH APPLICATION)

    APPLICANT’S NAME:                                                                       DATE OF BIRTH:                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADDRESS:                                                                                                                      

    CITY:                                       STATE                       ZIP:                              PHONE:                                                

    HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED:                                                                                                                                          

    NAME                         CITY&STATE                   EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE

    COLLEGE ATTENDING / WILL ATTEND:                                                                                                                                          

    NAME                                      EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE

    ADDRESS TO SEND SCHOLARSHIP:                                                                                                                                          

    NAME OF SCHOOL


    ADDRESS                                                          CITY                                        STATE                                                                            ZIP

    NOTE: Scholarship funds are mailed to recipient’s financial aid department.

    SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION VIA EMAIL NO LATER THAN 11:59PM ON APRIL 13, 2020 ALONG WITH:

    • 1.   A SPONSOR LETTER – REQUIRED IF STUDENT DOES NOT MEET CRITERIA 1, 2, or 3 ABOVE.
    • 2.   AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF GRADES
    • 3.   A LIST OF EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, CIVIC, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    • 4.   A TWO-PAGE, DOUBLE-SPACED ESSAY ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

    a. Proposals have been put forth to impose a toll system on some stretches of the Interstate Highway                     System, most notably I-95 through South Carolina.  Discuss the pros and cons of this idea and support

        a position in favor of, or against, such an action.

    b. Does Elon Musk’s Hyperloop have a future for freight transportation?  Why or why not?

    c. More than 37,000 lives were lost to road accidents in the United States in 2017.  What can be done to

        reduce that number?

    ** EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:  NTW.Charleston@yahoo.com **



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