Port of Charleston Plan to Use Barges from Terminals to Railway

Authorities at the Port of Charleston have been experiencing difficulties moving containers by highway, due to congestion and road conditions. Recently, they came up with the idea of moving the cargo out of the terminal by barges. The Port of Charleston has applied to the Federal Government’s Department of Transportation to create a new ocean route for barges to carry containers on two rivers, the Wando and Cooper Rivers, that surround the Charleston port. The proposal includes the containers to be unloaded to the terminal’s container yard. Then, the containers will be loaded on to the barges that will...

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