South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced the strongest March in its history and more than 11% fiscal year-over-year growth. SCPA transferred 214,123 TEUs last month, making it the second highest month in SCPA history. The Ports handled its highest monthly record in October 2018, with 217,035 TEUs moved across the docks.
Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, stated that the record achieved represents a positive end for the port’s Q3 of the fiscal year.
He continued that SCPA also experienced the highest month of export loads since the fiscal year began in July 2018, with 42,524 export loads handled. The Port is well-positioned as it heads into the fourth quarter.
Moreover, March was the second highest month in the Port’s history for pier container volume. The ports handled 120,717 pier containers, increasing fiscal year-to-date volumes to 1,016,756 containers.
March’s record-breaking volumes marked a nearly 12% fiscal year-over-year growth.
Inland Port Greer set a new monthly record, with 14,522 rail lifts in March. The past record was achieved in June 2017, with 13,060 rail lifts. The facility also handled a record number of gate moves with 22,020 transactions last month, while the average truck turn time decreased by one minute to 12.3 minutes.
Bill Stern, Board Chairman, SCPA concluded
Achieving this type of growth requires cooperation and dedication by our talented staff as well as many others in the maritime community,” said Bill Stern, Board Chairman, SCPA. “We appreciate everyone who plays a role in our productive and successful port operations.