- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Cargo volume continues to increase at South Carolina’s ports.

The South Carolina Ports Authority board was told Thursday that container volume is up more than 4 percent since the fiscal year started last July.

Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome says container volume last month showed a modest gain compared to February of 2015. Newsome said he expects continued increases in the coming months.

In February, the ports handled the equivalent of nearly 160,000 20-foot shipping containers, an increase of more than 3 percent over February of last year.

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