South Carolina Ports Authority Raises the Bar

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South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) yesterday reported 6.4 percent year-over-year container volume growth, with a record 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in 2018.

“Last year marked the third consecutive calendar year of record TEU volume for SCPA. The Port moved 199,701 TEUs in December alone, a 9.2 percent increase over December 2017 and the strongest December in SCPA history,” according to their official release.

In addition to record-breaking volumes, 2018 marked strong progress of key projects across port facilities, said SCPA.

In April SCPA celebrated the opening of a second inland location, Inland Port Dillon, and a few months later the Port completed a nearly three-year effort to strengthen and modernize the Wando Welch Terminal wharf for handling new cranes and bigger ships.

Construction of the Leatherman Terminal continued, which will offer important growth capacity for the Port’s container business when Phase One opens in 2021.

Dredging work on the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project began in February, and the project was awarded $41.4 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 19 Work Plan.

With significant completion of the project expected in 2021, Charleston will offer a wide and deep harbor for handling the biggest ships calling East Coast ports to support growth of commerce in the state and region well into the future,” SCPA said.

The construction of a new headquarters building for the Port, located adjacent to the Wando Terminal, neared completion in 2018. The facility is scheduled to open later this month.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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