“BMW Manufacturing’s success as the country’s largest automotive exporter by value would not be possible without the strong relationship we have with SC Ports. During our 25 years of production, SC Ports has consistently run efficient operations, enabling BMW to export 70% of our South Carolina-made vehicles to more than 125 countries around the world. SC Ports has also found creative ways to move our vehicles to customers faster, including overnight rail service between Inland Port Greer and the Port of Charleston. We look forward to continued growth for both BMW and SC Ports.” — Knudt Flor, retired president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
“We found a great partner in SC Ports for our new, $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, South Carolina. SC Ports’ business mindset, efficient operations and shovel-ready site at the Ridgeville Commerce Park helped make this project a reality. Our new import distribution center will create 1,000 jobs and supply several regional distribution centers, supporting approximately 850 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs across South Carolina and beyond. SC Ports’ proven track record of handling high-demand supply chain needs for the automotive industry gives us full confidence in their ability to meet our retail distribution and e-commerce needs. We are excited about the impact this new facility will have on the regional economy and how it will help us better serve customers across the Southeast.” — Greg Smith, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Walmart
“As one of the world’s largest refrigerated warehousing companies, Lineage Logistics requires strong partners to protect the integrity of temperature-controlled supply chains worldwide. SC Ports has invested in port terminals, including by expanding refrigerated cargo areas and adding new ship-to-shore cranes. These assets are crucial as we continually expand in the Lowcountry, including a recent $34 million investment in our Charleston County facility. Lineage Logistics can count on SC Ports to provide efficient operations and excellent cold-storage capabilities to support our growth.” — Tim Smith, Lineage Logistics’ executive vice president of business development
“The trick in supply chain is to keep goods flowing and get them to and from the port as efficiently and effectively as possible. SC Ports has created a very efficient intermodal connection to both Greer and Dillon, S.C. which is a competitive advantage for both their manufacturing and distribution customers.” — Rich Thompson, global head of supply chain & logistics solutions, JLL (Chicago).