South Carolina Ports Authority Reports March Records
South Carolina Ports Authority continues making news headlines boasting significant growth. Following a very successful February, SCPA reported moving 214,123 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in March, representing the strongest March in its history and more than 11 percent fiscal year-over-year growth.
“Achieving this type of growth requires cooperation and dedication by our talented staff as well as many others in the maritime community,” said Bill Stern, Board Chairman, SCPA. “We appreciate everyone who plays a role in our productive and successful port operations.”
Additionally, a total of 120,717 pier containers were reported for March pier container volume, confirming March as the second-highest month for pier volume.
“The record volumes achieved last month reflect a very positive end to our third quarter of the fiscal year,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.“SCPA also saw the highest month of export loads since the fiscal year began in July 2018, with 42,524 export loads handled. The Port is well-positioned as it heads into the fourth quarter.”