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South Carolina Ports Authority promotes, develops and facilitates waterborne commerce to meet the current and future needs of its customers, and for the economic benefit of the citizens and businesses of South Carolina.

SC Ports owns and operates the Port of Charleston, Port of Georgetown, Inland Port Greer and Inland Port Dillon. As a top 10 U.S. container port, SC Ports is known for efficiently run terminals, ample capacity, reliable service and customer-centric operations.

SC Ports opened Phase One of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal in March. Leatherman Terminal is the first greenfield container terminal to open in the country since 2009, adding more capacity and big-ship capabilities to the Port of Charleston. SC Ports is also on track to have the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet in 2022.

SC Ports ensures the efficient movement of cargo between South Carolina and global markets, serving as a vital economic engine for the Southeast. Port operations create 1 in 10 S.C. jobs and generate a $63.4 billion economic impact on South Carolina each year.