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7:00 am on Wednesday December 19, 2012

New cruise terminal receives Board of Architectural Review, DHEC approval

Image by South Carolina State Ports Authority A possible view of Charleston in the not-so-distant future, with a redeveloped waterfront and new cruise terminal.First reporting: The much-debated proposed $35 million cruise terminal moved a step...
3:25 am on Tuesday July 17, 2012

Charleston cruise ship lawsuit gets a hearing ahead of S.C. Supreme Court

Image by Flickr user cseemanUpdate July 17: To prepare a report before the South Carolina Supreme Court here's the Charleston cruise ship lawsuit, circuit court Judge Clifton Newman heard arguments in the case last week. The story, in some senses,...
4:13 am on Thursday April 5, 2012

Union Pier passenger terminal plan heading to a public hearing

Image by South Carolina State Ports Authority A possible view of Charleston in the not-so-distant future, with a redeveloped waterfront and new cruise terminal. The much-debated proposed $35 million cruise terminal for passengers at Union Pier is...
8:40 am on Monday February 13, 2012

Opening of new cruise terminal pushed back to mid-2013

Image by South Carolina State Ports Authority A possible view of Charleston in the not-so-distant future, with a redeveloped waterfront and new cruise terminal.Update February 13: The Charleston Regional Business Journal reported on Friday that the...
2:01 pm on Tuesday November 8, 2011

Big billboards hammer messages about big cruise ships in Charleston

Image by CruiseOnInCharleston.org The newer, pro-cruise billboard. The cruise ship battle continues, this time with a pro-cruise ship sign going up along I-26, one that takes a visual stab at a previous anti-cruise ship sign. Linkage: A report and...
5:19 am on Sunday November 6, 2011

Report: Cruise ships key in downtown Charleston hotel economy

Image by Flickr user cseemanAs expected, following up in a similar vein to news that the Queen Victoria would not come to Charleston, a recently published report emphasizes the importance of cruise ships on the local hotel economy. An analysis of...
1:38 am on Tuesday November 1, 2011

Cruise ship Queen Victoria won't visit Charleston, but expect it to play in Union Terminal debate

Image by Flickr user Bruce TutenOn December 5th, 2,000 people were expected to disembark from the 965-foot Queen Victoria cruise ship for a visit in Charleston during a cross-Atlantic trip. Now that victory has been scrapped and the news will...
7:55 am on Sunday October 3, 2010

Charleston's cruise ship industry key to tourism, but not everyone's happy (update: contines)

Image by Flickr user jim.rocco Updates at the bottom; First reporting September 5: The rising profile of Charleston's cruise ship industry has been in the headlines recently, and with that The Post and Courier has taken a look at what all those...
4:15 am on Wednesday February 10, 2010

New plans revealed for the Union Pier Terminal

Image by Union Pier PlanA new development plan for downtown Charleston's Union Pier Terminal was announced yesterday during a public meeting in which developers explained their desire to "restore Charleston's historical front door." The major...
2:49 am on Wednesday January 20, 2010

SPA doubles spending on cruise terminal plans

Image by Flickr user Frank KehrenThe State Ports Authority has opened their ears and wallet to suggestions from the public and have decided to double the amount of redevelopment spending to include a proper study of the entire 55-acre Union Pier...
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