- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) - Cargo volume passing through South Carolina ports continues to increase.

The board of the South Carolina Ports Authority was told during its meeting in Gaffney on Wednesday that, for the fiscal year that began last July, container volume is up about 4 percent compared with the previous year.

The agency said in a release that volume through the ports was the equivalent of almost 1.5 million 20-foot shipping containers. Because containers are of different sizes, volume is generally reported in how many 20-foot containers the cargo would fill.

For the fiscal year, almost 820,000 individual shipping containers have moved across the docks.

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