Trade War Resilience Boosts Savannah, Charleston But Congestion Looms — Panjiva


Trade War Resilience Boosts Savannah, Charleston But Congestion Looms

China 2004 Corp - Ports 711 Corp - Shipping 670 Mode - Containerized 1086 Mode - Seaborne 1379 U.S. 3708

Container handling through the ports of Savannah, Ga. and Charleston SC. surged 12.9% and 16.5% higher year over year respectively in August. That included a growth in imports of 18.7% and 14.0% respectively compared to the national average rise of just 0.3%. Both ports saw a surge in shipments from China with Savannah’s volumes up 10.3% year over year while Charleston’s climbed 3.3%. That may have been due to a pre-tariff rush shipped via the Panama Canal. There may be an emerging congestion problem – empty containers handled as a proportion of the total reaching 24.0% at Charleston. Th...

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