North Charleston Terminal
Charleston, South Carolina
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 (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:
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.
PUC – Columbus Street and Union Pier
Port Terminal Railroad – North Charleston
East Coast Berkeley Railroad – Wando area
600 Seacoast Pkwy., Suite 200
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
1000 Remount Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29405
Map & Directions
P. O. Box 1048
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
South Carolina State Ports Authority
Vice President of SC Operations
Main Office: (843) 971-2900
Direct: (843) 971-2920
Fax: (843) 971-2925