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Trade Routes

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More than 20 ocean carriers have vessels that carry cargo between Charleston and more than 150 nations around the world.  Listed below are the United States’ top trading partners through the Port of Charleston.

Calendar Year 2020

Trade LaneExport
TEUS
Import
TEUS
Total
TEUs
%
NE ASIA       181,549           351,677           533,22730.2%
N EUROPE       169,012           303,083           472,09426.8%
SE ASIA       124,785           154,252           279,03715.8%
I S C          63,855             72,032           135,8877.7%
MED          37,870             40,186             78,0564.4%
EC SOUTH AM          29,763             40,912             70,6754.0%
WC SOUTH AM          39,303             23,600             62,9033.6%
AFRICA          29,827             13,474             43,3012.5%
OCEANIA          33,871               8,628             42,4992.4%
MID EAST          12,422             10,730             23,1531.3%
CENTRAL AM          10,381               5,906             16,2870.9%
CARIBBEAN            3,964                  723               4,6870.3%
OTHER               336                  674               1,0100.1%
Grand Total736,9381,025,8781,762,817

Source: PIERS Data Loaded import and export TEUs only.

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