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The South Carolina Ports Authority and its employees are very active and visible in the communities we serve. By supporting trade-related organizations, providing volunteers and resources for local service projects, and by fostering school and community partnerships, the Ports Authority 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 organizations 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 10 SCPA Review and Oversight Commission (ROCSPA) members, the 9 members of the SCPA Board of Directors, and the SCPA Senior Management team. The target class size is 25 individuals from around the state with varying professional backgrounds and community connections.

The program runs September through May; over the following 9 months, delegates are exposed to the inner workings of the Port and intermodal industry through a series of full and half day educational sessions and tours. To foster an atmosphere of networking and industry understanding, delegates will be included in special events hosted by the Port and port partners when appropriate. Visit our our Port Ambassador page for more information about the program.

Community Tour Program

Due to COVID-19, the Community Tour Program is currently on hold. The community tour offers a firsthand look at port operations at three Charleston terminals. Spend the morning with us to learn about port activities, major projects and the future of our state port system.

Community Partnerships & Giving

SC Ports Authority strives to be a positive force in the community. Our employees give of 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 to fill out an application.

Maritime Education

The SC Ports Authority 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: Kelsi Brewer, Manager, Public and Community Relations, 843-577-8676