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Charleston port expands to handle more business

Port of Charleston

The Port of Charleston has expanded. After a six-month project, the Port of Charleston is now able to handle BMW’s export business, more rolling stock, large machinery, power-generating equipment, and more non-container cargoes. The $22 million project is expected to enhance the use of more than 70 acres of storage yard, as well as adding rail infrastructure.

The State Ports Authority is relocating roll-on and roll-off cargo from the Union Pier Terminal to this newer and larger Columbus Street Terminal so it can better serve automakers. SPA President and CEO Jim Newsome says with the business BMW brings into the port, this relocation will better handle port growth.

Port workers are putting the final touches on the new terminal now.

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