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American ports: Introduction to the port of Charleston, SC

Charleston Port Map

The port of Charleston is located as shown on the map.

Charleston (charleston, sc) geographical longitude: -79.9310512, latitude: 32.7764749. One of the major ports on the US East Route

Commercial port on the east coast of the United States. Located at the confluence of the Cooper River and the Windu River in South Carolina, the main railway line from Miami to Washington and New York passes through. It is 630 nautical miles to New York in the north, 111 nautical miles to the Port of Savannah in the southwest, 200 nautical miles to Jacksonville, and 1,562 nautical miles to Cologne via the Windward Strait. The port area mainly stretches north and south along the west bank of the Cooper River. 1. Union Terminal: At the southern end of the port area, there are 4 shoreside berths. The total length of the quay is 750 meters, and the front water depth is 11 meters. It is mainly used for bulk cargo. The warehouse area is 87,000 square feet, and there is a 30-ton crane on the pier. 2. Columbus Street Terminal: There are 6 berths about 1 kilometer north of Union Terminal, with a total length of 1180 meters and a water depth of 11 meters. The two berths in the south are used for containers. The pier is equipped with 5 40-75 ton loading and unloading bridges, and 1 at the north end. There are 3 banana berths, the middle 3 are bulk cargo berths, and the terminal is accessible by railway. 3. North Charleston Wharf: About 10 kilometers north of the Columbus Street Wharf, there are 4 berths with a total length of 762 meters of wharf line. The northern end berth is used for grain. There is a 1.5 million bushel (more than 40,000 tons) granary on the wharf. The berths are used for general cargo, and the two middle berths are container terminals equipped with four 40-ton loading and unloading bridges. 4. Wendu Wharf: On the east bank of the Wendu River Estuary in the east, there are three container berths with a total length of 740 meters. They were built in the late 1980s and are reliable for ships with a draft of 12 meters. There are six 40-ton loading and unloading bridges on the wharf. Since the late 1980s, the port's container throughput has developed rapidly. In order to meet the needs of container loading and unloading, the port authority has built three container berths to the north of Wendu Terminal.

Charleston is an important shipping port in the United States. There are 239 ports in the United States, mainly including: Atlanta (atlanta, ga), Baltimore (baltimore, md), Birmingham (birmingham, al), Boston (boston, ma), Charleston (charleston, sc), Charlotte (charlotte, nc), Chicago (chicago, il), Cincinnati (cincinnati, oh), Cleveland (cleveland, oh), Columbus (columbus, oh), etc.

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