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South Carolina Ports handles over 200,000 TEUs in February

In February, South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) processed 202,349 TEUs and 111,902 pier containers, marking a marginal increase compared to the same month in 2023.Notably, loaded import TEUs surged by 11% compared to February of the previous year, indicating robustness in the broader economy.The performance of inland ports and rail volumes has remained consistently strong month after month. Inland Port Greer saw a significant increase of 26% in rail moves last month, totalling 15,801 moves compared to the same month last year. Similarly, Inland Port Dillon experienced a 13% rise in rail moves, reaching 4,147 moves. Fiscal year-to-date, the two rail-served inland ports have witnessed remarkable growth, with a combined 34% increase compared to the previous year, collectively handling 151,324 containers.

Also, in February, SC Ports managed to process 15,555 vehicles, reflecting a 2% decline compared to the previous year. Despite this, the vehicle segment has shown significant growth of 16% during fiscal year 2024, with a total of 144,415 vehicles passing through the docks since July.Furthermore, South Carolina Ports has seamlessly handled large vessels and increased container volumes at the Wando Welch Terminal, as imports show a resurgence.

“Our bold infrastructure investments and stellar maritime workforce provide highly productive port service for our customers. We provide the speed, reliability and connectivity that our customers depend on to thrive,” stated Barbara Melvin, president and CEO of SC Ports.

Source: Container News

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