South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced on June 11 that it achieved its strongest May on record. Namely, the Port handled 204,457 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled last month.
Namely, fiscal year-to-date TEU volume has increased by 9.7%, with 2,192,689 TEUs handled since the Port’s fiscal year started in July.
SCPA moved a record 118,048 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in May, exceeding the last May record of 113,531 pier containers in 2018. Fiscal year-to-date, pier container volume is up 10.2% with 1,251,247 boxes handled July through May.
In addition, 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.
Our container volumes this fiscal year have been strong compared to FY2018. We look forward to continuing this momentum as we wrap up FY2019 at the end of June
Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO stated.