Little time for reflection as Charleston ports agency celebrates 75th anniversary

The Post and Courier
David Wren
March 2, 2017

As the State Ports Authority gets ready to mark its 75th anniversary Sunday, the agency that operates the Port of Charleston is about to set another milestone — the arrival of its first container ship carrying 14,000 cargo boxes, known as TEUs in maritime jargon.

“We will have a 14,000 TEU ship in May,” said Jim Newsome, the SPA’s  chief executive officer. “That will be the first time we’ve ever seen a ship of that size.”

TEU is shorthand for “twenty-foot equivalent unit,” an inexact measurement of the metal boxes full of goods carried by container ships. Vessels carrying 14,000 TEUs are among the largest sailing today.

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