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Paul Ferri
Vice President, Port Manager


Bill Young

Operations Manager



SSA Cooper
852 Lowcountry Blvd.
Suite 100
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1048

Mt. Pleasant, SC  29465

Terminal Address:

1000 Remount Rd.

North Charleston, SC  29405

Tel: 843/971-2900
Fax: 843/971-2919

Operator: South Carolina State Ports Authority

Specifications and Services
The Port of Charleston has numerous terminals that steamship lines may call. Transit times from the sea buoy to these terminals range from 1 hour to 2.5 hours. The channel depth at mean low water is 45 feet.

SSA Cooper is a full-service stevedore handling containers, breakbulk — paper products, lumber, steel, reefer cargo, heavy lifts, RoRo, bulk commodities and passenger vessels. Our carrier-sponsored Container Freight Station division is actively stuffing and stripping containers on terminal for shippers.

Location: 2.5 hours transit to sea buoy

Size: 141 acres

Water Depth: 40 feet

Berths: 2

Total Berthing Length: 2,500 feet

Cranes: 6 - 4 post-Panamax, 2 Super post-Panamax

Reach Stackers:

  • 8 Transtainers
  • 22 Toplifts

Commodities Handled:

  • Containers
  • Military

*Truck Gates: 5

Scales: 3

Rail Services: CSX and Norfolk Southern

Reefer Services: 394 reefer plugs

Fumigation Facilities: Yes

Highway Access: 2 miles to I-526

General Notes about the Rail Service: The South Carolina Railway Commission provides rail service in the state with CSX and Norfolk Southern as the two major rail carriers. Each terminal in Charleston is operated by an independent rail service which feeds these terminals. These independents transfer railcars from the individual terminals to the two major carriers’ offsite locations.

  • PUC - Columbus Street and Union Pier
  • Port Terminal Railroad - North Charleston
  • East Coast Berkeley Railroad - Wando area


* Truck gates should be 16 when construction complete in March 2014 - 8 in/8 out

Driving Directions
  • I-26 east or west to Remount Rd.
  • Follow Remount Rd. until it ends
  •               OR
  • From I-26, head SE and take exit 212C to merge onto I-526E
  • Take exit 19, N. Rhett Ave. and turn left
  • Turn right at Remount Dr. and continue onto terminal