South Carolina Ports Authority – Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal

The first phase of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal is on track to open in March 2021.  Live Oak Consultants has been providing multi-discipline engineering services in support of this project since the early conceptual design phases.  This $1 billion Port Terminal is a 286-acre international shipping complex including 13 buildings and canopies totaling 123,000 square feet, container storage and rail transfer facilities, utilities, street infrastructure and a wharf equipped with massive ship-to-shore cranes capable of servicing the next generation of oceangoing container vessels.  This facility will double the SCPA’s existing container handling capabilities by adding 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

LOC is providing Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Telecom and Security design services for this terminal.

LOC would like to congratulate the SCPA on this milestone and say thank you for continuing to partner with us and other local businesses in the creation of this landmark project. │ (843) 529-9428 │ │ (843) 529-9428 │ │ (843) 529-9428 │


About the South Carolina Ports Authority – Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal:

“SC Ports is on track to open the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal in March 2021, marking the country’s first new container terminal in more than a decade.  The future Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal sits along the Cooper River in North Charleston, S.C. The state-of-the-art container terminal will greatly enhance SC Ports capacity and capabilities, including the ability to handle 19,000-TEU vessels.  Phase One is nearing completion ahead of the spring opening. Five new ship-to-shore cranes with 169 feet of lift height and 228 feet of outreach will handle mega container ships at the terminal’s new 1,400-foot berth.  The terminal’s 47-acre container yard will have 25 hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes, eight empty container handlers, a refrigerated container yard, a new operating system and enhanced technologies — all designed to ensure efficient operations and speed-to-market for customers. Phase One of the Leatherman Terminal will add about 700,000 TEUs of capacity to SC Ports; when fully built, the 280-acre, three-berth terminal will double existing port capacity.

The Leatherman Terminal will further enable SC Ports to handle growing cargo volumes and the largest vessels calling the East COast, ensuring South Carolina remains globally competitive for decades to come.” │ (843) 529-9428 │

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