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SC Ports and its employees are very active and visible in communities throughout South Carolina. By supporting trade-related organizations, providing volunteers and resources for local service projects, and fostering school and community partnerships, SC Ports seeks to be a good neighbor, and our staff is always available to answer your questions.

Speaking Engagements & Tours

Have you ever wondered how a seaport operates or how our ports help attract new business investment to South Carolina? Interacting with our local community is an important part of what we do. Consider hosting a Port representative at your organization’s next meeting or setting up a group tour of our facilities.


Port Ambassador Program

The Port Ambassador Program consists of delegates nominated by each of the ten SCPA Review and Oversight Commission (ROCSPA) members, the nine members of the SC Ports Board of Directors, and the SC Ports Senior Management team. The target class size is twenty-five individuals from around the state with varying professional backgrounds and community connections.

The program runs September through May; over that time, delegates observe the Port and intermodal industry’s inner workings through a series of full and half-day educational sessions and tours. Additionally, to foster an atmosphere of networking and industry understanding, delegates are included in special events hosted by the Port and port partners when appropriate. Visit our Port Ambassador page for more information about the program.

Check out SC Ports’ 2021-2022 Port Ambassador Class.

Community Tour Program

Our community tour offers a firsthand look at port operations at two Charleston terminals.  Spend the morning with us to learn about port activities, major projects, and the future of our state port system. Space is limited to 12 participants.

The next community tour will be held on Thursday, December 9th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am.

Register Here

Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the program.

Community Partnerships & Giving

SC Ports strives to be a positive force in the community. Our employees give their time for volunteer activities, and the Port supports business and charitable organizations that align with its mission. Visit our Community Giving page for more information and access to a 2021 application.

Maritime Education

SC Ports also partners with local schools and universities across South Carolina to share information on the maritime industry and related careers. To request a speaker for your class, set up a group tour or receive resources relevant to the port, please contact us.

CONTACT: Jordi Yarborough, Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Secretary to the Board, (843) 579-4468