Business Briefs - March 12, 2020
Carolina One’s Daniel Island office adds new agent
Emily McCarthy joined Carolina One’s Daniel Island real estate sales and marketing office. McCarthy, a native of Amityville, New York, graduated from the University of Albany in Albany, New York, with a degree in communications and a minor in business. She worked in digital advertising for 10 years in New York City before moving to Charleston in 2018 and receiving her real estate license earlier this year.
She enjoys cooking, playing soccer, yoga and traveling. McCarthy can be reached at 631-965-3711 or email@example.com.
SC Ports Authority sets volume record in February
South Carolina Ports Authority reports it saw steady container volumes in early 2020 and recorded the highest February ever for both cargo volumes and rail moves at inland ports.
“S.C. Ports maintained strong volumes across multiple business segments in early 2020, with record volumes handled at our bustling terminals in February,” President and CEO Jim Newsome said. “These volumes are bright spots amid much uncertainty in the global market. While we do expect our volumes will be down in March and April due to impacts from the coronavirus, we anticipate a rebound in May and June to finish the year above plan.”
The state ports authority moved 197,214 20-foot equivalent container units across the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in February. It has handled nearly 1.64 million container units thus far in fiscal year 2020, from July through February, a 4% increase from the same time a year ago.
As measured by the total number of boxes handled, the state ports authority moved 110,927 pier containers in February. The port has handled 924,526 pier containers in fiscal year 2020.
Loaded export container units were up nearly 20% and loaded import container units were up about 14% over last February, both of which are record levels for that month.
Vehicle volumes are up 26% year-over-year with a total of 149,340 vehicles handled to date in fiscal year 2020. The port moved 18,156 vehicles at Columbus Street Terminal in February.
The port has handled 206,050 cruise passengers thus far in fiscal year 2020.
The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project is on track to achieve a 52-foot depth in 2021.
Work also is progressing on the first phase of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, set to open in March 2021. The project recently reached a major milestone when the last pile was driven into place for the massive new container terminal in North Charleston.
Charleston Digital Corridor deploys updated portal
The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce the deployment of the updated CharlestonWorks portal.
Recognizing that the competition for scarce technical talent is becoming increasingly challenging, CharlestonWorks has evolved beyond the original showcase of targeted companies by giving regional tech and tech-related companies an additional and efficient means to promote their job openings while allowing career seekers from inside and outside the region to share their talent profiles with potential employers in the region.
CharlestonWorks has also become more interactive by allowing visitors to sign up for updates when companies, jobs and talent profiles are added to the portal.
“CharlestonWorks is a curated, hyper-local, industry-specific portal that is built on trust and credibility of the CDC. It is a community-oriented product that incorporates valuable feedback from our member companies and career seekers,” said Charleston Digital Corridor Director Ernest Andrade.