S.C. Ports have record October

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Ports Authority reported its strongest October on record, handling 184,804 20-foot-equivalent units, a 10% increase over the same month last year.

Fiscal year-to-date TEU volume is up 5%, with 724,799 TEUs handled since the Port's fiscal year began in July.

"Container growth in October was broad-based across multiple segments, with particular strength of export loaded containers," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. "All indicators are that the U.S. port market will continue to grow, based on good performance of the global economy. We look forward to the addition of container volume from major manufacturing operations such as Volvo Cars, Samsung Electronics and Mercedes Vans going into 2018."

As measured in pier containers, or boxes handled, SCPA moved a record 105,208 containers across the docks of its two container terminals in October, surpassing the previous October record of 102,413 pier containers in 2004. Fiscal year to date, pier container volume is up 5.7% with 410,856 boxes handled July through October.

Inland Port Greer also achieved its strongest October since the facility opened in November 2013, with 11,773 rail moves handled last month. 

The South Carolina Ports Authority owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer.

Furniture Today Staff | Staff Editors

Furniture Today covers all the news concerning manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in the home furnishings sector.

Research Store

VIDEOS

  • Centered on retail: From truck stops to new stores and A.I. marketing

    Camera Icon More Videos

Web Directory Search
Search for Products/Companies

2017 Retail Rankings

The List 2017

Get exclusive rankings of Furniture Today's top industry players including Top 100 Furniture Stores, Top 25 Bedding Retailers and leading e-Tailers. Get the stats now! Sponsored by Surya.

RSA Insights & Intelligence

RSA-newsletter-logo

RSA Insights & Intelligence gives you, the retail sales associates, critical intelligence and insights. We make it easier for you to sell by providing actionable tips and key takeaways you can and should use for every sale. Check out our latest two articles:
* How to use an implied close
* The low cost of mattresses