By Tom Davis || Each year individuals and political advocacy groups in South Carolina publish legislative scorecards identifying state lawmakers who are “taxpayer heroes,” but the reality is that, with only a few exceptions, those earned grades are not really the consequence of lawmakers exhibiting any particular political courage. Occasionally, however, they do put themselves [...]
GOVERNOR CAN MAKE GOOD ON HER “PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT” RHETORIC
By Jerry Lahm || On Friday, Boeing will mark a wonderful milestone at its facility in North Charleston, rolling out the first 787 Dreamliner built in South Carolina. According to a recent article in The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, this is the first jet [...]
Charleston, SC -With today’s call of the OOCL California, an alliance of ocean carriers is upsizing its vessels calling the Port of Charleston.
The Grand Alliance, which includes Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL, has upgraded its Atlantic Express Service (ATX), a North Europe container service that calls North Charleston Terminal on a weekly basis. The service has [...]
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February 22, 2012
SC House Committee Sets Aside $180 Million for Harbor Deepening
Columbia, SC – The House committee shaping the state’s budget is setting aside $180 million for harbor deepening in a key move to modernize South Carolina’s harbor assets and boost the long-range economic outlook for the state.
The South Carolina House of Representatives’ [...]
Charleston, SC -The New World Alliance consortium of ocean carriers announced today a new Trans-Atlantic service that includes twice-weekly calls at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch Terminal.
The new Americas Europe Express service will connect Charleston to Northern Europe through direct calls at Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Felixstowe, as well as Latin America through the transshipment [...]
S.C. Sen. Tom Davis issued the following statement on the decision by the SCSPA to discontinue funding for the Jasper port:
Georgia’s project to dredge the Savannah River kills the Jasper port since it calls for placing cadmium-laden dredge disposal material on that site for the next 50 years. Using the 1,500-acre Jasper port site as [...]
This website has had its fair share of run-ins with S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA) chairman Bill Stern in the past. In fact, it’s safe to say that we have been among his most vociferous critics in recent years – even after our founding editor had a lengthy sit-down meeting with the multimillionaire two years [...]
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December 13, 2011
Charleston, SC – With Charleston’s next harbor deepening project underway, business and maritime leaders today joined with elected officials to support both the reduced transportation costs and the job benefits of a true post-Panamax harbor in the U.S. Southeast.
Meeting at the Charleston Maritime Center on Charleston Harbor, a diverse group of [...]
So here’s what Byron Miller – the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA)’s spokesperson – recently said about the Jasper County port project that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley so decisively sold down the river via her “Savannah River Sellout.”
“So building a $4 billion Jasper Ocean Terminal with significant new public infrastructure on a constrained river that’s [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s “Savannah River Sellout” is getting a nice white coat of paint …
After initially refusing to testify to a Senate panel investigating the debacle, Haley’s staffers swore Thursday that they did not improperly pressure the board of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) regarding a controversial permitting decision that [...]
South Carolina’s State Ports Authority (SCSPA) doled out $7.5 million in public money to help the state land a pair of tire manufacturers earlier this year.
“It was a sound business decision due to the increased import and export cargo associated with (these) manufacturers,” a source close to the agency tells FITS.
Both incentive deals – which [...]
How’s this for irony?
Less than a week after royally screwing over the Port of Charleston (and effectively eliminating any chance of there ever being a Port of Jasper), S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to deliver her thoughts on the state of South Carolina’s port system.
According to a source close to the Propeller Club of [...]