Charleston portÆs 2010 box volumes rises 17%
The Port of Charleston handled nearly 17 percent more containers in 2010 than the previous year.
Charleston's container volume in December was up 9.7 percent from the same month in 2009, the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year growth for the South Carolina State Ports Authority.
'While we have tempered expectations on near-term volume growth, South Carolina's ports are positioned to continue the upward trend in 2011,' said Jim Newsome, president and chief executive officer of the port authority.
Breakbulk tonnage at the ports of Charleston and Georgetown was up 27 percent for the calendar year, with 876,852 tons handled at the two ports in 2010. Non-containerized cargo is up 36.5 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year.