Port of Charleston to expand capacity

8 November 2011 (Last Updated November 8th, 2011 18:30)

Port Charleston in South Carolina, US, has revealed a plan to invest $1.3bn n the expansion of its capacity over the next ten years.

Port Charleston in South Carolina, US, has revealed a plan to invest $1.3bn n the expansion of its capacity over the next ten years.

Under the plan, the port will build a new terminal in North Charleston, which will help it accommodate post-panamax ships.

The expansion will boost the container handling capacity of the port by 50%.

In addition, the port is planning to improve the existing equipment across the port, with a focus on upgrading workboats and trucks around the port, according to portstrategy.com.