SC Port Tour
Join us for our South Carolina Port Tour on Wednesday, September 27th, from 4 pm to 5 pm.
South Carolina Ports owns and operates the Port of Charleston, Inland Port Greer, and Inland Port Dillon. SC Ports ensures the efficient movement of cargo between South Carolina and global markets. SC Ports serves as a vital economic engine for the Southeast. In South Carolina, port operations support 1 in 10 jobs and generate a $63.4 billion annual economic impact.
As the 8th largest US container port, SC Ports proactively invests in infrastructure ahead of demand. SC Ports has invested over $2 billion in recent years to enhance capabilities and capacity, yielding modern terminals, new cargo capacity, the deepest harbor on the East Coast, and an expansive rail network. More critical infrastructure investments are planned, including developing near-dock rail at the Port of Charleston, further speeding goods to market.
Our tour offers a firsthand look at port operations at Wando Welch Terminal (WWT). WWT is SC Ports’ premier connection to global markets. With state-of-the-art container cranes, RTGs, IT systems, and a team of experienced professionals on the ground in the yard, containers flow smoothly between ship and shore. WWT is South Carolina’s largest container terminal at more than 400 total acres and moves approximately 78% of the port’s annual container volume. WWT handles container vessels of all sizes, but its cranes and wharf are specialized to handle three neo-Pamanax ships at once, with a maximum capability of handling vessels up to 20,000 TEU. You’ll learn about port activities, major projects, and the future of the South Carolina state port system.
Source: SCSPA.COM - RTGS at Wando Welch Terminal (SCPA/English Purcell)
Source: SCSPA.COM - Hapag Lloyd vessel at Leatherman Terminal (SCPA/Walter Lagarenne)