It was a good year for the Port of Charleston last year. In 2010, port container volume was up by 17 percent. The year for the port was marked with new shipping services, statewide business initiatives, and some of the East Coast’s biggest ships entering the port’s dock. The port also saw its twelfth consecutive month of growth in business and volume for the month of December.
State Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome says, “While we have tempered expectations on near-term volume growth, South Carolina’s ports are positioned to continue the upward trend in 2011.”
The Port of Charleston currently has the deepest water in the Southeast, and still has plans to pursue federal funding for another harbor deepening project.