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Charleston’s Container Traffic Rose 9.6 Percent in 2012

Created by HButler on 1/22/2013 6:26:58 PM

The South Carolina Ports Authority reported that traffic handled at the Port of Charleston’s two container terminals in 2012 was 1.5 million 20-foot-equivalent units, an increase of 9.6 percent compared with 2011.

Container volume in December was 124,120 TEUs, up 13 percent from December 2011.  

Midway through the fiscal year that began July 1, container traffic has grown nearly 12 percent on the strength of loaded exports and the performance of new carrier services that have expanded the port’s reach to foreign markets, such as Vietnam and Australia, the port authority said in a written statement.

- The Journal of Commerce.

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