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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...
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...
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...
4:10 am on Thursday August 4, 2011

Charleston business leaders hear about cruise benefits, Carnival announces $18K donation

Image by ProvidedOn Wednesday afternoon, the Ports Authority and area business leaders who comprise the Cruise Business Council gathered aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fantasy to hear new cruise passenger survey data as well as Carnival's latest...
9:16 am on Wednesday June 15, 2011

Charleston put on 'watch status' by National Trust for Historic Preservation

Image by Flickr user swiatekjCharleston has been put on what the National Trust for Historic Preservation calls "watch status" due to concerns having to do with the area's expanding cruise industry. Watch status means that the threat of Charleston...
7:19 am on Tuesday June 14, 2011

City and port leaders support Carnival in cruise ship lawsuit

Image by Flickr user Palmetto MaxCity of Charleston and maritime authorities have vowed to stand in support of Carnival Cruise Lines after hearing about a lawsuit that aims to drive out the cruise line. The Preservation Society of Charleston, the...
10:30 am on Wednesday May 11, 2011

Public provides input on new cruise terminal

Image by Flickr user Palmetto MaxThe South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) kicked off the Union Pier Cruise Terminal design process with a public meeting on Tuesday, the first of several opportunities for the public to provide its input on...
4:48 am on Thursday August 12, 2010

Chamber reaches out for support regarding Union Pier redevelopment plan

Image by Flickr user Palmetto MaxThe Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to the Charleston City Council, board members, top investors in the chamber, and others in an effort to promote and and support the plans to redevelop downtown...

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