Union Pier Terminal - SC Ports Authority

Union Pier Terminal

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Union Pier Terminal (UPT) is designed to move breakbulk cargo with care. Whether shipping forest products, metals, heavy equipment, project cargo or any other traditional breakbulk commodities, Union Pier has a unique combination of capabilities, equipment, and people to get the job done right. We have ample open storage, rail-served dockside warehouses with smooth transitions and sealed floors, and a team of experts with decades of experience handling non-container business.

Physical Address: 32 Washington St. Charleston, SC 29401
Driving Directions: From I-26 head SE, take exit 219-B. At bottom of ramp turn left. Continue on Morrison. The street name will change from Morrison Drive to East Bay Street. Follow the green highway signs to Union Pier Terminal.

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Terminal Manager: 843-577-8776
FAX: 843-577-8662

  • 2,470 continuous feet of berth space
  • Over 500,000 square feet of sprinkler-protected transit sheds
  • Multiple rail lines serving one warehouse and dockside open storage areas
  • Covered rail access to one warehouses
  • Asphalt and concrete open storage areas
  • Smooth transitions between dockside aprons and ground-level open storage
  • Excellent security with visibility-restricted screening on chain-link and
  • Barbed-wire fencing with 24 hour security monitoring
  • Easy access to I-26
  • Less than one hour to open ocean

Project Depth: 35 feet MLW. For confirmed current specifications contact the Berthing Department at 843-577-8659.

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