This three-county region is home, workplace, and inspiration to more than 819,000 voices, talents, passions, and ideas. Three quarters of a million people who are globally connected through trade, technology and travel – and locally engaged to craft a legacy for the future.
International commerce has been a key driver of the Charleston economy since 1670. With one of the world's most productive, deepwater seaports, quick access to international air hubs at JFK, Atlanta, and Dulles, dual rail service, multiple interstates, and highly reliable communications infrastructure, Charleston provides companies a seamless connection to world markets.
For companies looking to export and import, Charleston’s central East Coast location and access to one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S.—the Southeast—are strategic advantages. The Port of Charleston offers the deepest harbor in the south Atlantic and provides global access to 150+ countries.
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 52ft/15.85m by 2021, and is home to the only permitted new container terminal currently under construction on the U.S. East Coast – boosting capacity by 50%.
Companies involved in international trade can take advantage of nearly a dozen general-purpose sites with 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 being transported into the Customs territory of the United States or into another NAFTA country (Canada and Mexico).Learn More
Charleston | SC 2020: Appx 60-70 million SF of industrial real estate in the market with 1-2 million SF being added annually.Source: Q4 2020 market reports from Colliers, Avison Young and Bridge Commercial. Search Now
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"We consider the Port of Charleston one of the most successful seaports in the USA. The port is committed to leadership in trade and commerce, community and industry relations, infrastructure and transportation, and environmental stewardship. We appreciate the port’s collaboration with its industry partners to accommodate cargo demand and to continuously improve quality of service."
Offering seamless connections to global markets