Already an impressive U.S. Southeast commercial hub, the South Carolina Port Authority’s Port of Charleston is about to offer even greater capabilities for efficiently handling big boxships, with early 2021 boding to bring opening of the initial phase of the first new major U.S. container terminal in more than a decade.
…A doubling of advanced manufacturing jobs in the Palmetto State has coincided with a doubling in Port of Charleston containerized cargo volumes. Automotive and tire segments have led the way. BMW has invested $10 billion in South Carolina since 1994, when the BMW Spartanburg plant opened in Greer, while Volvo unveiled a manufacturing facility in South Carolina’s Berkeley County in 2018. And SC Ports handles automotive cargos for beyond the state’s borders, including for the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance, Alabama.