Posted October 8, 2020
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Construction of SC Ports’ Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal says it's progressing toward a March 2021 opening.
The Leatherman Terminal is expected to add more capacity and big-ship capabilities to South Carolina.
“Everybody understands how much value this will add to South Carolina. This is a true team effort, and you can see it every day on the site,” said Butch Weber, SC Ports' Engineering Project Manager. “It is remarkable to see it all coming together.”
The site, located on the former Navy Base along the Cooper River in North Charleston, S.C., is being transformed into a world-class container terminal.
The Leatherman Terminal will be ready to welcome container ships in less than six months.
“This project has been a massive undertaking as it includes every discipline of engineering,” said Lucy Terza, SC Ports’ Engineering Project Manager. “There are so many moving parts working in concert ahead of the opening of Phase One.”
Phase One will add 700,000 TEUs of annual throughput capacity to the Port of Charleston. At full build-out, the three-berth terminal will double S.C. Ports’ current capacity by adding 2.4 million TEUs of throughput capacity.
“The teams behind the Leatherman Terminal have deployed innovative engineering and excellent on-site coordination throughout this entire project,” said Walter Lagarenne, SC Ports’ Director of Engineering and Permitting. “From day one, we’ve had amazing collaboration, enabling us to keep this massive project on schedule and on budget.”