Shipping with the South Carolina State Ports Authority
The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) consist of Charleston, Georgetown, and Port Royal ports. The SPA host over 2300 ships every year and growing. Charleston’s port is the fastest growing on the East Coast and is the 4th busiest terminal in the nation. Charleston is the second busiest port on the east coast only surpassed by New York and New Jersey for handling more cargo.
The Charleston port handles 33 billion dollars in cargo every annually and growing. 281,500 South Carolinians grossing an income of 9.4 billion dollars from the Charleston shipping industry. International trade through the Charleston ports bring 23 billion dollars to the states economy every year.
Cargo is directly shipped from Charleston to over 150 nations world wide.