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Environmental Initiatives

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Striving to be the Greenest Port in the Southeast

In the Lowcountry, the natural environment is a way of life. Our waterways are a part of who we are and what we do. As an economic engine for the state, SC Ports is committed to protecting, preserving and enhancing the health of South Carolina waterways, landscapes, air systems, ecosystems and wildlife habitats. The Port consistently partners with environmental groups, regulatory agencies and other businesses to minimize environmental impacts and bring lasting environmental successes to the region for future generations.

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SC Ports is working to ensure that iconic landscapes and healthy ecosystems continue be a hallmark of the Charleston area for generations to come.

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Did You Know?

Since 2016, SC Ports has preserved and restored nearly 3,000 acres of land in South Carolina by partnering with environmental groups.


SC Ports is focused on improving air quality and has committed to implementing a variety of emissions-reducing programs.

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The Clean Truck Program ensures that a reliable, cleaner trucking fleet will serve SC Ports container terminals to continue reducing port-related air emissions.


SC Ports’ efforts to protect and enhance water quality represent a long-term commitment to the health of South Carolina’s waterways.

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Did You Know?

SC Ports restored 22 acres of saltwater marsh and created more than 12 acres of oyster beds in Charleston Harbor.


SC Ports’ community outreach and community giving programs recognize the importance of being a good neighbor.

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Did You Know?

SC Ports awarded $205,000 in grants to 111 nonprofits throughout South Carolina as part of its fiscal year 2022 Community Giving Program.