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Ocean Ports

The terms "port" and "seaport" are used for different types of port facilities that handle ocean-going vessels. Global trade is largely dependent on maritime transportation into these destinations. There are major ports in six of the seven continents, from Port Said in Egypt to Australia’s Port of Melbourne, to the Port of Santos in Brazil. Asia is home to many of the world’s busiest seaports; the Port of Shanghai is the largest in the world in both cargo tonnage and activity, followed by the Ports of Singapore and Hong Kong.

SCPA handled more shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

SC Ports Posts Strong Growth in Fiscal Year 2017

Achieves Record-Breaking Year In Pier Containers, Intermodal Volumes, and Inland Port Greer Rail Lifts

South Carolina Ports Authority posted significant growth across multiple business segments in fiscal year 2017, exceeding aggressive financial plans for containerized cargo, breakbulk tonnage, and rail volumes. SCPA handled 2.14 million twenty-foot equivalent units in FY2017, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year and an all-time high volume for the port. Over 1.21… Read More


Largest containership ever at port of NYNJ carried shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.











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