South Carolina Ports prepares for more cargo and bigger ships

South Carolina Ports prepares for more cargo and bigger ships

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South Carolina (SC) Ports are preparing for more cargo and bigger ships.

President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports will give an update Wednesday on the main improvements and projects facing the port.

“We will deliver the State of the Port address, but for the first time ever, everything will be virtual. We will also give an update on the harbor deepening project which is now fully funded after several years and scheduled to be completed by 2022.”, says South Carolina Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome.

He also said, “We have a very strong economic impact in the Lowcounty as well. Where we have 1 in 10 jobs in the state of South Carolina that are directly or indirectly tied to the port, here locally we have 10,000 direct jobs here in the Lowcountry”.

South Carolina Ports says their State of the Port address will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday but viewers will need to register before hand on their website.