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Ports of Charleston and Virginia see record container volumes in October

November 11, 2021


The East Coast ports of Charleston and Virginia both achieved container volume records in October, continuing a trend that has persisted through much of 2021.

October marks eight consecutive months of record volumes at Port of Charleston

The Port of Charleston experienced a monthly record for October for the number of twenty-foot equivalent units it handled, the South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) reported Wednesday. October’s volume of 234,923 TEUs handled at Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal and Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal marks the eighth consecutive month of record volumes at the port and is a 9% increase year-over-year.

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