Newsroom

April 21, 2017
The economic growth of South Carolina in recent years is well-established at this point — and it doesn’t rest solely on northerners moving to live on the warm coast. From the relocation of major companies like Boeing in the east to the resurgence of manufacturing Upstate, South Carolina has bucked many national trends to create well-paying American jobs and spur economic growth, even when other states saw shuttered facilities and job loss.
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April 21, 2017
A North Charleston City Council committee took steps this week to look at how rail and highway traffic from a future port terminal will affect residents and how to deal with the impacts.
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February 15, 2017
The BMW manufacturing plant South Carolina maintained its position as the nation's leading exporter of vehicles, sending $9.53 billion worth of cars and SUVs to foreign countries in 2016 - most of them through the Port of Charleston.
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January 30, 2017
The state Commerce Department is proposing to sell four buildings on the old Navy base in a deal designed to spur the restoration of the historic but deteriorating Power House property.
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December 19, 2016
The State Ports Authority had two reasons to celebrate when the Journal of Commerce this month unveiled its latest rankings of the nation's most efficient maritime facilities.
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November 10, 2016
Growth in the amount of containerized cargo passing through the Port of Charleston is tracking at the higher range of maritime facilities along the East Coast. And it isn't expected to decline despite worries over a slowing world economy and president-elect Donald Trump's trade policies.
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November 10, 2016
A $4 million agreement to mitigate the potential effects on the surrounding communities of Palmetto Railways’ construction of a railway at the former Charleston Navy Base was announced at a press conference Wednesday, November 9 at the corner of North Carolina and Reynolds Avenues in North Charleston.
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November 9, 2016
Most of the $4 million that Palmetto Railways will pay to help offset the impacts of a new railyard on the former Navy base will be used for a new gym and community center to replace Sterett Hall, which which was torn down to make way for the site.
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November 6, 2016
The new super post-Panamax cranes towering over the Wando Welch Terminal's waterfront are among the most visually striking symbols of the State Ports Authority's readiness for oversized container ships visiting here via an expanded Panama Canal.
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October 23, 2016
Palmetto Railways, a division of the state Commerce Department, has filed a formal application for permitting of its long-planned rail yard at the former Navy Base in North Charleston.
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September 14, 2016
While the Port of Charleston’s volumes and earnings grew modestly during fiscal year 2016, the port plans to make record capital investments in fiscal 2017 to prepare for the future deployments of huge containerships.
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August 2, 2016
The State Ports Authority on Friday will receive a pair of huge ship-to-shore cranes capable of moving cargo on the largest container ships traveling through the expanded Panama Canal and calling on the Port of Charleston.
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June 26, 2016
A new era in sea transportation with profound implications for the port of Charleston began Sunday when the new locks on the Panama Canal opened for business.
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June 24, 2016
One day in the not-too-distant future, North Charleston’s Riverfront Park area may be a destination not only for those wanting to stroll along the river but also for those hoping to hear a concert, get a bite to eat or, in some cases, to arrive home.
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May 26, 2016
Spartanburg County Council has given second-reading approval to tax incentives for a proposed Michelin North America Inc. tire distribution center that will create 350 jobs. A final approval vote is set for June 20. Councilman David Britt said the S.C. Inland Port was a key factor in the company’s choosing Spartanburg County for the project that once appeared destined for Oconee County.
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May 26, 2016
That’s a mighty big rail yard Palmetto Railways is planning at the old naval base. The broad-brush project description: a $300 million investment to create a strategic infrastructure asset for the Port of Charleston’s ambitious marketing plans — which in turn produces beneficial economic impacts throughout South Carolina.
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May 18, 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers is extending the public comment period for a rail yard proposed for the old Navy base.
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May 11, 2016
Traveling to the CSX terminal in Northwest Ohio, Rebecca Rushton caught a glimpse of the future of North Charleston. As president of the Chicora-Cherokee Neighborhood Association, she represents the community that will be most affected by the construction of the Navy Base Intermodal Container Facility planned for the former Charleston Naval Complex.
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May 5, 2016
Construction of speculative industrial space in the Charleston region is booming, but not for the reasons you might think.
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April 28, 2016
A new federal report has found significant impacts would result from running a new rail line north of the former Charleston Naval Base, and now the public will get a chance to speak out.
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April 28, 2016
As South Carolina Ports Authority officials announced this week plans to build a second inland port, they celebrated the success of their first one, in Greer.
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April 11, 2016
Over the past 25 years, Charleston, South Carolina’s economy has shifted from a military and defense-based economy to one that revolves around other aspects of the region including activities of the Port of Charleston, a booming visitor industry, a thriving health care industry, and a growing manufacturing sector, according to a Charleston Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast report.
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April 5, 2016
Fluor Corp. will lead the construction team that will build an access road connecting Interstate 26 with a new shipping terminal being built at the former Navy Base in North Charleston, the company said Tuesday.
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March 29, 2016
Cargo volumes were slowly ticking back up at the Port of Charleston in February.
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March 29, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, the State of South Carolina has set a record for total export sales.
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March 25, 2016
Site preparation for the State Ports Authority’s new $762 million cargo terminal at the former Navy base in North Charleston is just getting started. But the work is already under budget thanks to a local contractor’s connections with a Canadian quarry.
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March 21, 2016
The inbound surge came as retailers ready goods for the spring shopping season even as inventories remain stubbornly high
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March 15, 2016
The amount of containerized cargo passing through the Port of Charleston rebounded in February, after seven consecutive months of declining volumes.
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February 24, 2016
Intermodal continues to carry the day for the North American freight railroad industry, registering a gain of nearly 20% for the week ending Feb. 20, 2016, the third consecutive week of double-digit growth, compared to the prior-year period, and offsetting weak carload traffic—which includes a sharp drop in crude oil.
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February 22, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, the State of South Carolina has set a record for total export sales. Today, Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Ports Authority announced that the State’s 2015 export sales totaled $30.9 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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February 22, 2016
For the week ending Feb. 13, 2016, North American freight rail traffic experienced a 10% gain in intermodal for the second week in a row, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Feb. 17, 2016.
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February 22, 2016
For this podcast interview, Tony Benrenyi and Mr. Jeffrey McWhorter discuss the importance of learning from your mentors, customer satisfaction, and commitment. Some highlights from the interview are as follows:
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