North Charleston Terminal - SC Ports Authority

North Charleston Terminal

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North Charleston Terminal (NCT) is your high-velocity connection to global markets. NCT is equipped with six post-Panamax container cranes, a fleet of Konecrane RTGs, state-of-the-art IT systems, and a team of waterfront professionals that seamlessly move your containers on and off ships and turn your trucks in record time. NCT handles about 22% of the port’s total container volume and specializes in handling container ships 8,000 TEU and smaller.

Physical Address: 1000 Remount Rd North Charleston, SC 29406

Google Map Directions

Driving Directions: From I-26: Head SE, take exit 212C to merge onto I-526 E. Take exit 19 for N. Rhett Avenue, turn left onto N. Rhett. Turn right at Remount Road, continue on to terminal gates.

Motor Carrier Registration Guidelines

Go!Port Sign-Up Form

Gate Hours

Contact North Charleston Terminal:
Driver’s Assistance:843-579-4433
Total Acreage:201
Developed Acreage:197.8
Container Yard Acreage:132.4
TEU Capacity:500,000 TEUs
Reefer Slots:538
Interchange Lanes/Gates:14
Container Yard Equipment:10 RTGs, 21 Toplifters, 2 Empty Container Handlers

Ship-to-Shore Cranes

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Bulk rail transload facility located on-terminal.

Berth Length: 2,460 feet / 762 meters

Project Depth: 45 feet / 13.72 meters at Mean Low Water. For confirmed current specifications contact the Berthing Department at 843-577-8659.
Air Draft: 155 feet / 47.2 meters at Mean High Water
Piloting Time: About 2.5 hours dependent on conditions.

Rail Service: On dock & near dock. CSX & Norfolk Southern.
Switching handled by Palmetto Railways.
Serviced by RapidRail

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