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Shipping volume remains strong at South Carolina ports

Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:47:53 (GMT+2)   -  

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The South Carolina Ports Authority reported Wednesday that container volume and breakbulk volume continued to increase throughout April.

Container volume is up 10 percent in the current fiscal year to date (July 2010 through April 2011). Public port facilities in Charleston, South Carolina moved 666,831 containers compared to 605,632 in the same period last year.

Breakbulk volume through the state's ports-driven primarily by automotive shipments and energy related projects-rose 40 percent from 551,000 tons last year to 773,000 this fiscal year.

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