South Carolina port has nearly found new leader

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The long-embattled State Ports Authority has narrowed it down to five choices for the position of new chief executive, with Jim Newsome, president of Hapag Lloyd's America division, the front-runner.

Read more stories on this subject in our port topic page.The new hire comes at a time of change as port restructuring discussions continue and Maersk Line announced it is pulling out of the port in December.

For more on Newsome and the port, take a gander at The Post and Courier's article.

The paper also has a piece on Newsome and a column about giving the new guy some room to lead.

The Business Journal also has some reaction to the move.

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