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Newsome: SC Ports poised for growth, big year ahead

[ November 5, 2020   //   ]

South Carolina Ports Authority continues to advance infrastructure projects and attract new business, securing its position as the preferred U.S. container port ahead of an incredibly significant year.

SC Ports is investing more than $2 billion to build timely, world-class infrastructure, ensuring ample capacity and big-ship capabilities for decades to come.

In 2021, SC Ports will open the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, further enhance Wando Welch Terminal, deepen Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, welcome massive ship-to-shore cranes, expand Inland Port Greer, and celebrate Walmart building a new distribution center in the Charleston region as the port grows its cargo base.

“2021 will be a truly historic year for the port,” SC Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome said during his 12th State of the Port Address. “We will launch operations at the Leatherman Terminal in March, and we remain on track to have the deepest harbor on the East Coast. We are adding capacity to serve our customers, while growing and diversifying our cargo volumes. We bring great energy and optimism to the opportunities ahead of us.”

Newsome delivered his annual State of the Port Address virtually, a first for the event, which is hosted by the Propeller Club of Charleston. The Propeller Club of Charleston has hosted the State of the Port for more than 50 years.