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SC Ports opens state-of-the-art Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal

Top News / US Merchant Marine / April 13, 2021

South Carolina Ports made history April 9 when it welcomed the first vessel to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, marking the first container terminal to open in the U.S. since 2009.

Operations launched March 30 with the arrival of the first container, followed by the first ship arrival, the Hapag Lloyd’s Yorktown Express.

The Leatherman Terminal, which has been 20 years in the making, is a generational milestone for SC Ports and for South Carolina. The terminal sits along the Cooper River in North Charleston, near Charleston Harbor. Its cranes can be seen throughout the region — the changed skyline serving as a reminder of Charleston’s success as a port city.


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