Port volume down 16% due to tough economy (updated)

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Update May 20: The Post and Courier has added a write-up. The first 90% is much the same as The Charleston Regional Business Journal, but the last bit notes that port has received a federal grant to help make clean up emissions on port vehicles.

First reporting:

The Charleston Regional Business Journal writes that Atlanticargo plans to terminate service on the East Coast this July, a decision that will affect the Port of Charleston.

Read more stories on this subject in our port topic page.Overall, the economy continues to drag down Port of Charleston’s business. In the first 10 months of the fiscal year, pier containers were down 15.8% compared with last year, falling from 803,226 to 626,125.

For more on what is happening at the Port of Charleston, check out this article from the Charleston Regional Business Journal.

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