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SC Ports set all-time monthly record for containers moved in November

Hugh K. Leatherman Port Terminal, Charleston Harbor (File: SC Ports Authority)

Posted on December 8, 2021

South Carolina Ports set an all-time monthly record in November for containers handled by volume.

This is the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year record cargo volumes. South Carolina Ports Authority points to “unprecedented” imports coming into the Port of Charleston. November also surpassed the last container record set in March.

The Ports handled 138,573 pier containers in November, a 21% increase compared to year-over-year stats. So far in this fiscal year, over 650,000 containers have moved, which is a 16% increase compared to last year.

The SC Ports Authority has largely kept up with the supply chain demand over the last year, taking in record volumes of cargo. In October, Ports officials said the infrastructure of local terminals helped the state avoid supply chain issues experienced around the U.S.

Despite the records set, earlier this month the Ports Authority said 25,000 import containers were sitting at the Port, partially a result of delays. President and CEO Jim Newsome told ABC News 4 he is confident these containers will be cleared out before Christmas.


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