Fast-paced growth moves Charleston port ahead in US top 10 list

Post & Courier
David Wren
February 17, 2022

The Port of Charleston now ranks as the nation’s eighth-largest maritime hub after experiencing the largest annual cargo growth of any major U.S. seaport since 2010.

The local waterfront handled 2.8 million shipping containers measured in 20-foot increments last year, moving it ahead of the Port of Oakland for the No. 8 spot on the nation’s top 10 list, according to figures released this week by the State Ports Authority.

Oakland, with 2.4 million containers, slipped to No. 9, just ahead of the Port of Jacksonville in Florida.

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