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SC Ports sees steady box volumes April

Container volumes remained steady at the marine terminals of South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) with 215,058 TEUs and 119,840 pier containers handled last month.

At the same time, the automotive sector reflected strength at SC Ports, with 18,118 vehicles rolling across its docks last month. Monthly vehicle volumes are up 40% from last year.

Meanwhile, retailers, manufacturers and agricultural producers are benefiting from South Carolina Ports’ inland port network.

Inland Port Dillon and Inland Port Greer provide daily dedicated rail service to and from the Port of Charleston. The inland ports speed imports and exports to market, with the added benefit of reducing overall carbon footprints, ancillary costs and transit times by moving more containers via rail.

Inland Port Dillon supports major retailers and agricultural producers in the Pee Dee region and throughout the Carolinas. Alongside CSX, the Dillon operation handles consumer goods, soybeans, forest products, cotton seed and agricultural products.

Inland Port Dillon had its highest monthly cargo volumes ever in April, handling 4,730 rail moves, a 26% year-over-year increase.

Inland Port Greer also had a strong month and a record April, moving 16,105 containers, which is up 20% from last year. Alongside Norfolk Southern, Inland Port Greer handles goods for advanced manufacturers, mega retailers and consumer goods industries across the region.

“Our inland ports are seeing cargo increases month after month as more port-dependent businesses take advantage of the reliable, swift and direct rail connection between the Port of Charleston and inland markets,” stated SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin. “Our inland ports are an example of what we do best — strategically invest to deliver a creative solution that further supports importers and exporters.”

Melvin added, “We are expanding port capacity and capabilities ahead of demand to efficiently handle goods for our customers. We are proud to offer reliable, efficient port service to the booming Southeast market.”

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