Last week, the State Ports Authority announced it would move forward on plans to relocate the cruise terminal at the Port of Charleston, after hearing community input. Those plans are moving ahead as the Authority works on hiring an engineering firm this week to develop a more detailed plan for the work needed and cost estimates.
The cruise terminal is set to be relocated northward on Union Pier Terminal to a converted 100,000-square foot building. The board approved for the terminal not to exceed $250,000.
Benefits include reducing traffic, removing all cargo operations and trains from Union Pier, and making the southern end of the port more available to the public.