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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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