Columbus Street Terminal

1 Immigration Street Charleston, SC 29403

Columbus Street Terminal (CST) is Charleston’s premier combination breakbulk and Ro/Ro cargo terminal. Columbus Street offers non-container clients berth space for up to 5 ships, direct lift capabilities between rail and the vessel, on-dock rail-served warehouses, access to cranes capable of lifting up to 700 net tons, and ample open storage for vehicles, equipment, and project cargo.

Driving Directions
From I-26 head E, take exit 219B. At bottom of ramp turn left onto Mt. Pleasant St. Continue onto Morrison Drive for 1.0 mile. Turn left onto Johnson Street. (Terminal Gate is located at the end of Johnson Street.)


  • Total Acreage: 155
  • Developed Acreage: 135
  • Wharf Acreage: 9.9
  • Ro/Ro Acreage: 44.3
  • Breakbulk Ops Acreage: 27.4
  • Heavy Lift Acreage: 4.3
  • Rail Yard Acreage: 10.8
  • Other Handling Acreage: 17.5
  • Berth Length: 3,500 feet I 1,066 meters
  • Air Draft (feet/meters): Unlimited
  • Piloting Time: About 1.35 hours dependent on conditions.
  • Barge Cranes: Lifting up to 500 tons.


  1. CSX
  2. Norfolk Southern

Project Depth: For confirmed current specifications, contact our Berthing Department at 843-577-8659.

Bldg# 105: 165,099 square feet covered rail access
Bldg# 108: 94,050 square feet covered rail access
Bldg# 186: 100,000 square feet rail access

Heavy Lift Services: Vessel directly to/from rail. Vessel directly to/from truck. Roll-on/Roll-off. On and off truck and rail in the storage yard