- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Container volume at South Carolina’s ports is up 7 percent for the fiscal year that began last July.

The South Carolina Ports Authority said Wednesday that since the start of the fiscal year, the equivalent of more than 830,000 20-foot containers has moved across the docks.

During the authority’s board meeting in Timmonsville, the agency announced that a recent study found that 1 in 14 jobs in the state’s Pee Dee region are in businesses that depend on the ports.

The report was compiled by a researcher at the University of South Carolina and found that about $6 billion of economic activity in the region is linked to the ports.

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