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Old 07-27-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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So the Savannah Port is way ahead of the Charleston Port in tonnage. Just a few years back Charleston was the second largest container port on the east coast. What happen? I understand they have much more warehouse space down there, but is that all?
Savannah pulled away years ago by stealing a big shipping company from them, but here it is 2015 and their tonnage is (3) times Charleston. (WTH)
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Conway
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So the Savannah Port is way ahead of the Charleston Port in tonnage. Just a few years back Charleston was the second largest container port on the east coast. What happen? I understand they have much more warehouse space down there, but is that all?
Savannah pulled away years ago by stealing a big shipping company from them, but here it is 2015 and their tonnage is (3) times Charleston. (WTH)
From what I understand, the Corps of Engineers are going to dredge the river deeper so that the larger vessels can come in.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I-95 probably doesn't hurt either.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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They don't have idiots downtown wanting to sue over a port city being... a port city?
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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This ^^^^^^^
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I read the article this morning. Volvo and the harbor-deepening should make a difference, but Atlanta makes and consumes a lot of goods.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: TPA
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Does it really matter whos bigger? Charlestons is growing fast and positive with good satisfaction. Plus harbor deepening, expanding infrastructure, and the cruise port.

We dont need to be beating Savannah to be a success.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Depends on your definition of success.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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Does it really matter whos bigger? Charlestons is growing fast and positive with good satisfaction. Plus harbor deepening, expanding infrastructure, and the cruise port.

We dont need to be beating Savannah to be a success.
IsNull made a point about the DT residences complaining.
Not trying to say Charleston should be bigger, just saying Charleston's port was doing much better that Sav. years back.
Next time you travel to Mt. Pleasant over the bridge, notice how many ships are at the port. Very few. And has been that way for years. Charleston has more area (large harbor), is closer to the sea, is easier to get in and out of port than Sav. yet Savannah's getting more jobs. I say we are not as aggressive or successful as we used to be.
As for Volvo, BMW and the other car company, sure that helps, but the tonnage before as now was all containers.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The head of the state ports authority says when the port is the deepest on the east coast it will be able to handle the mega ship that is the biggest of them all. Not many ports will be able to. Between that and Volvo's revving up, I think the Charleston port has a great future.
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