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SCPA: Success & Growth for Fiscal Year 2019

SCPA: Success & Growth for Fiscal Year 2019

.Fiscal year 2019 has proven successful for South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) as it set record volumes at the Port of Charleston while boasting the largest annual percentage of containerized volumes by intermodal container rail in port history, thanks to the The RapidRail program. The program ensures seamless connectivity between rail yards and maritime terminals and supported the 330,000 rail moves  reported for the port for FY19.

The Port reported an overall annual increase of pier containers handled by 9.1 percent following confirmation of June’s handled total of 112,988 containers. There were 2.4 million TEUs reported that were handled from June 2018 through July, confirming an 8.8% increase in annual TEU container volume.

“SCPA’s container business had a record-setting fiscal year and our inland ports in Greer and Dillon continue to see record growth year-over-year,” SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said. “This accomplishment is the result of the entire South Carolina maritime community’s dedication to providing a great product to our customers.”

Inland ports also saw robust numbers, especially for Inland Port Greer which reported FY19 as its busiest year since launching operations in 2013. Inland Port Greer confirmed a total of 143,204 rail moves overall and a 22 percent growth rate from last year. Inland Port Dillon saw 29,580 rail moves during the first year of operating.

“The Southeast remains the best place to be in the port business with a growing population to support imports and a strong manufacturing and automotive presence to boost exports,” Newsome said. “While we expect more modest growth in fiscal 2020, we are optimistic about the future and continue to invest in our infrastructure.”

Source: South Carolina Ports Authority

SC Ports Confirms Expansion of Export Transload Facility

South Carolina Ports Authority continues agricultural export growth initiatives with the newly opened C&M Hog Farm’s transload facility that will handle soybeans and other local products to meet the increasing facility demand for North and South Carolina agriculture products via Inland Port Dillon, according to a release from the company this week.

“Our family farm has been serving the local farming community for many years,” said Richard Myers, who co-operates C&M Hog Farm with Leslie Thompson. “We are proud to expand our business operations in order to provide farmers with a new, competitive access point to the global marketplace as well as bring new jobs to Dillon County.”

South Carolina-based C&M Hog Farms, established in 1987, is an independent and local grain elevator and trucking company that will provide additional methods in meeting regional demand and export needs of products such as grains, peanuts, and animal feeds. The increase in demand stems from the April 2018 opening of Inland Port Dillon.

“As South Carolina’s leading industry, agriculture is a direct beneficiary of Inland Port Dillon,” said South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. “C&M is a great example of how the Inland Port is creating new opportunities of growth for our state’s farmers. And as we continue growing our agribusiness industry, I know Inland Port Dillon will continually be vital to future expansion opportunities.”


“The expansion of C&M is exciting news that reflects the benefits of Inland Port Dillon for farming and agricultural business across the Carolinas,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “We look forward to continuing to play a strong role in the addition of jobs and economic development activity in the region.”


Source: South Carolina Ports Authority