Cargo volumes slowly ticking up at Port of Charleston

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Segrist
March 22, 2016

Cargo volumes were slowly ticking back up at the Port of Charleston in February.

For fiscal 2016, from July to February, container volume increased 4.4% compared to the year prior, the S.C. State Ports Authority reported during its board meeting on Thursday.

The port has handled 1.28 million 20-foot equivalent units thus far in fiscal 2016, with about 158,000 TEUs coming through in February. TEUs are the common industry measurements that count every 20 feet worth of container.

Around 722,000 pier containers, meaning any size container handled, have come through the port in fiscal 2016, up 3% from the same time last year. About 89,000 pier containers came through the port last month, a 2.8% jump from 2015 and a 20% jump from 2014.

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