Two days ago, the first intermodal shipping container arrived at the Port of Charleston’s newest terminal, Hugh K. Leatherman (read the full article here). This momentous occasion has been foreshadowed by the South Carolina Ports Authority’s recent accomplishments including the arrivals of 15 hybrid terminal cranes on December 11, 2020 (more here), two new ship-to-shore cranes (more here), and the biggest ship to ever visit the East Coast, the 15,072-TEU CMA CGMA BRAZIL (more here).

The South Carolina Ports Authority is hitting new marks as the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project moves further toward completion. Once finished, Charleston Harbor will have earned bragging rights as the deepest harbor on the East Coast with a depth of 52 feet (more here).

This epic maritime achievement is replete with many types of vessels, including dredges, tenders, and tugs, and a variety of maritime workers that make it possible. However, progress comes with much more than a price tag. If you are an injured seaman, dredge worker, or someone else that was hurt on or near the water, the maritime attorneys at Cooper & Bilbrey are knowledgeable and reliable and are here to help you. – At Cooper & Bilbrey -WE COVER THE WATERFRONT!