The most productive and the fastest growing port in North America. With the deepest harbor in the south Atlantic, Charleston is the only port in the Southeastern U.S. efficiently handling fully-loaded post-Panamax vessels. SC Ports is currently undergoing a project to deepen the harbor channel to 52 ft/15.85m by 2019, and is home to the only permitted new container terminal currently under construction on the U.S. East Coast – boosting capacity by 50%.
Approximately 20 million ft2 of prime class A industrial distribution centers are scheduled to open in the Port of Charleston market in the next few years. Speculative buildings in the 200,000 – 1.5 million ft2 range are planned within an hour’s drive of the port facilities.
Companies involved in international trade can take advantage of nearly a dozen general-purpose sites within Foreign Trade Zone 21, comprising almost 8,000 acres (3,238 hectares) of space. FTZs are restricted-access sites that allow businesses to store and process goods or raw materials duty and quota free until they're transported into the Customs territory of the United States or into another NAFTA country (Canada and Mexico).
The Charleston region is supported by a number of well-equipped warehousing firms. If you are researching the capabilities of warehousing firms in the Port of Charleston immediate market area, please use this link as the starting point of your data search or contact us directly.