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700,000 TEU extra throughput capacity

Charleston gets a new terminal

by Port News Editorial Staff

A few days ago, the port of Charleston (South Carolina) inaugurated the opening of a new container terminal, the first to become operational in the United States since 2009.

The new infrastructure, the first phase of which has been completed, will bring 700,000 TEUs of additional throughput capacity and a new quay to the US port.

The Hugh K Leatherman Container Terminal has a 47-acre yard, a 426-foot berth and is equipped with five electric cranes. They are among the largest ship-to-shore cranes in the world: 51 meters tall with 69-meter-long booms, they can handle up to 20,000 TEU vessels.

Once completed, the Leatherman facility will be a 286 acre, three-berth terminal, and provide the port with an additional throughput capacity of 2.4 million TEUs.

Translation by Giles Foster

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