North Charleston Terminal

Charleston, South Carolina
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.

Specifications and services

Location: 2.5 hours transit to sea buoy (32°54’17.34″ N, 79°57’36.13″ W)

Size: 141 acres / 57.1 hectares

Water Depth: 40 feet / 12.2 meters

Berths & Length: 2 berths, measuring 2,500 feet / 762 meters

Cranes: 6 – 4 post-Panamax, 2 super post-Panamx

Truck Lanes & Scales: 16 lanes (8 inbound, 8 outbound), 3 scales

Reefer Services: 394 plugs

Rail Services: CSX and Norfolk Southern

Highway Access: 2 miles to I-526

Cargos / Commodities Handled:

  • Containers
  • Military

Other facility facts

Fumigation Facilities: Yes
General Notes About 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.

Independents:
PUC – Columbus Street and Union Pier
Port Terminal Railroad – North Charleston
East Coast Berkeley Railroad – Wando area