SC Ports Handles Record May for Container Volumes, Highest Monthly Record for Inland Port Greer
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
South Carolina Ports Authority reported its strongest May on record, with 204,457 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled last month.
Fiscal year-to-date TEU volume is up 9.7 percent, with 2,192,689 TEUs handled since the Port’s fiscal year began in July.
“Our container volumes this fiscal year have been strong compared to FY2018,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “We look forward to continuing this momentum as we wrap up FY2019 at the end of June.”
As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved a record 118,048 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in May, surpassing the previous May record of 113,531 pier containers in 2018. Fiscal year-to-date, pier container volume is up 10.2 percent with 1,251,247 boxes handled July through May.
Inland Port Greer handled its highest monthly container volume last month, with 15,563 rail moves. The facility has handled 128,515 rail moves since July.