South Carolina Ports recorded its strongest July on record after container volumes rose by 13% year-a-year.
The US East Coast port handled 182,411 teu over the month, beating the previous record of 177,265 teu set in July 2016.
The port has now handled 1.3m teu since the start of the calendar year began, compared to last year’s figure of 1.14m teu.
The Wando Welch and North Charleston terminals set their own record for July, handling 103, 319 teu compared with the previous record of 100,366 teu.
South Carolina Ports Authority (SPCA) president and CEO Jim Newsome said: “SCPA handled record container volumes in July in spite of model year transitions in the automotive industry.
“We look forward to continuing this momentum as fiscal year 2018 progresses and expect to see fairly strong volumes this fall.”
The volume at SPCA’s inland facility, Port Greer, grew by 31% as it handled 7,011 rail moves in July, taking the calendar year total to 74,700.