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Container Gate Operating Hours All facilities:

North Charleston Terminal (NCT), Wando Welch Terminal (WWT), and Hugh Leatherman Terminal (HLT)

Motor carriers attempting to perform dual missions must enter the lanes by 16:30. Motor carriers attempting to perform single missions must enter the lanes by 17:00.

Motor carriers attempting to deliver or receive loaded running reefers must enter the lanes for dual missions by 16:00 and single missions by 16:30.

Monday-Friday0500 – 1700
Saturday0600 – 1700
Sunday0800 – 1700
Flex ScheduleYes
Yard Service ProvidedYes

Motor carriers attempting to perform dual missions must enter the lanes by 4:00 PM.

Motor carriers attempting to perform single missions must enter the lanes by 4:30 PM.

Reefers

WWT REEFER GATE0600 to 1700
NCT REEFER GATE0700 to 1700
HLT REEFER GATE0800 -1200 and 1300 -1700

Reefers are not worked on Saturdays at Wando Welch, North Charleston, or Hugh Leatherman Terminals except on special request.

Saturday reefer transactions will require prior notice to the terminal and vendors. Any containers that arrive without the proper prior notice will be turned away and not serviced.

Email notice for all Saturday reefer transactions MUST be received by 3 PM on the Friday before and include:

  • Container Number
  • Transaction Type: Empty In/Out, Import, Export
  • Booking Number
  • Vessel
  • Motor Carrier

All Saturday reefer scheduling notices for transactions must include SCPA Contacts, Charleston Gate Contacts and the correct M&R vendor listed below, so labor can be properly scheduled.

Requests for ALL steamship lines must be sent to CMC at below email address:

wwtreefer@mrs-cmc.com

Terminal Contacts:

Dept.31 Supervisors Dept.31Supervisors@scspa.com

Bill McCarthy billmccarthy@charlestongate.com

WWT Chief Clerk wwtchief@charlestongate.com

Joel Britt jbritt@scspa.com

Michael Doniphan mdoniphan@scspa.com

Inland Port Greer

Sunday – Saturday 0000 – 2400
Flex Schedule: Yes
Yard Service Provided: Yes

Train Cutoff 16:00 – Monday thru Saturday

Inland Port Dillon

Monday – Friday 0600 – 1800
Flex Schedule: Yes
Yard Service: Yes

Train Cutoff 10:00 am Monday thru Friday

Breakbulk Gate Operating Hours
All Facilities

The breakbulk gate hours at North Charleston, Wando Welch, Hugh K. Leatherman, Columbus Street, and Veterans Terminals are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Scheduled appointment times are required so that proper personnel and equipment will be ready.

Please email appointment requests to CSTAppointments@scspa.com 48 hours in advance.

All import cargo pick-ups must first have a Custom’s and Agent’s release in place. The scheduled driver must also have an appropriate Loading Order Number. This is a 5 digit number ending in an L. For all export cargo, the driver must have a Dock receipt showing the steamship line Bill of Lading number for the cargo.

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